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