Monthly Archives: December 2015

Giant Toad 12-30-15

This giant toad and psychedelic toad stool appeared in my yard yesterday (12-29-15).  I think its an arroyo toad.  The eyes light up.  We’ll see how long it takes before it gets vandalized.

The Giant Toad of Rancho Malario

The Giant Toad of Rancho Malario

Scott's Oriole 12-30-15

Scott’s Oriole 12-30-15.

There are three male Scotties in town.  They often forage together in the pines near the RR station.

Red-Breasted Sapsucker 12-30-15

Red-Breasted Sapsucker 12-30-15

American Robin 12-29-15

American Robin 12-29-15

The robins and cedar waxwings have entirely cleaned out the pyracantha pomes.  Also visiting the pyracantha hedge have been a sage thrasher and Townsend’s solitaire.

Sage Thrasher 12-29-15

Sage Thrasher 12-29-15 – a yard bird!

Loggerhead Shrike 12-28-15

Loggerhead Shrike 12-28-15

Black-throated Sparrow 12-28-15

Black-throated Sparrow 12-28-15

Black-throated Sparrow 12-30-15

Black-throated Sparrow 12-30-15

American Kestrel 12-28-15

American Kestrel 12-28-15

 

 

 

Recent Birds to 12-21-15

Sage Thrasher v Pyracantha Pomes 12-19-15

Sage Thrasher  & Pyracantha Pomes 12-19-15

Sage Thrasher 12-19-15

Sage Thrasher 12-19-15

Scott's Oriole 12-21-15

Scott’s Oriole 12-21-15

Scott's Oriole 12-21-15

Scott’s Oriole 12-21-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Prairie Falcon 12-16-15

Rock Wren 12-16-15

Rock Wren 12-16-15

Red Crossbill 12-1-15

Red Crossbill 12-1-15

Purple Finch 11-29-15

Purple Finch 11-29-15

Townsend's Solitaire 12-18-15

Townsend’s Solitaire 12-18-15

Townsend's Solitaire 12-18-15

Townsend’s Solitaire 12-18-15