California Toad on Los Cerritos Wetlands

California Toad that just transformed, photo credit Cindy Crawford, identified by Gary Nefis of, Thanks, Gary!

It’s spring, the birds are showing off their spring plumage.  Species seen include:  Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Snowy & Great Egret, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Willet,  Allen’s Hummingbird,  American Kestral,  Cassin’s Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cassin’s Kingbird,  Common Yellowthroat, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow (Belding’s), Red-winged Blackbird, Hooded Oriole, and House Finch.  Highlights included Hooded Oriole on the wire and fence and singing Cassin’s Kingbird.  Beautiful display of native and non-native wildflowers. See you on the birding trail — next Los Cerritos Wetlands Walk is Saturday, May 13, next El Dorado Nature Center walk is Sunday, May 14.