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These are the most recent sightings sent to us by members and the public. If you would like to log a sighting of any flora or fauna in the Toodyay area, please click the link provided. You must enter your name for for us to verify your sighting, and contact details at the end of your notes, as we may need to get more details from you. Please try and limit the number of characters you enter to 100.

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 22-03-2017 Flying downstream over Connor Bridge Yellow spoonbill 7.50am - a lone bird flying downstream in the vicinity of Connor Bridge.
2 18-03-2017 Avon River-Toodyay West Bridge Yellow Spoonbill 7.45am - Up to 25 birds wading downstream from the West Toodyay Bridge. Sunny weather - no photo taken.
3 22-02-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Gould's monitor 4pm - warm still day - Juvenile Gould's Monitor of 22 cms in length moved through sandy area of bush garden to beneath a prostrate Eremophila; it disappeared into a small hole in the sand. Although it did not move in any haste it was unable to be photographed.
4 20-02-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Broad-banded Sandswimmer 6.15pm - no photograph - 22cm in length - complete tail - light brown in colour with darker brown bandings. Was very active and disappeared in sand beneath a dense shrub in the garden.
5 26-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Scarlet Robin Three scarlet robins sheltering from the heat at our front door. 41 degrees. Have pot plant saucers filled with water at the door, and they stand in the water
6 16-01-2017 Avon River, Toodyay, upstream from Newcastle Bridge Spoonbills Group of 11 adults, feeding in a river pool, near 14 Drummond Street, at 8.30am. Got shots of Spoonbills, which flew upstream, when I got too close with camera. Two Pied Cormorants stayed put, on log in river.
7 16-01-2017 Mt Anderson Street rainbow bee-eaters About 10am - flock of rainbow bee-eaters sitting on the telegraph line and flying around the street. Couldn't count the number as I was coming out of our driveway and going down the street. Have never seen so many at the same time.
8 16-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Broad-banded Sandswimmer Approximately 6.30pm an orange coloured ground colour with brown bandings. Photos taken of what appeared to be of adult length; the little reptile was not eager to rush away. Had a complete tail and appeared to be in excellent health. It was obviously the little creature that woke us several evenings beforehand as it was locked on the back verandah and made quite a racket on the window sill.
9 15-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Scarlet Robin and Striated Pardelote Very, very hot weather! Water left on the front verandah as the birds were attempting to shelter and would stand in the flat bowls of water. There appeared to be two tiny robins included as they were heavily downed.
10 09-12-2016 12 Drummons Street, Toodyay Calyptorhynchus latirostris (Carnaby's Black Cockatoo) We had a small family group of five Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) visit us in Drummond Street, Toodyay, on 9 December 2016, just after 9.30am. We had been sort of expecting them to visit the garden, because, two years ago, in November, a similar group of five found our Sea Urchin Hakea (Hakea petiolaris) to their liking. The shrub is quite near the back entrance to the house. In December 2014, I reported this first visit and a photo of one bird to Chittering Landcare, as I knew they were interested in new food sources used by these birds. Sue Metcalfe responded: “
11 12-11-2016 Ellendale Farm, Folewood Road Two Wedge-tailed Eagles Being chased by the usual entourage
12 24-10-2016 6 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay rufous whistler 11am - male and female having what appeared to be a noisy conversation while gathering cobwebs from the side mirror of our car. A tree branch hung near the car and they took turns to investigate the casing around the car mirror.
13 23-10-2016 129 Stirlingia Drive Weebill Weebill foraging in eremophila flowers. Almost like it was gathering nectar
14 16-10-2016 Stirlingia Drive, just west of Caravan Park Echidna Young echidna crossing road. This is in the region that we HAD 'Echidna Crossing' signs installed
15 11-10-2016 Katrine church Rainbow bee eater Three bee eaters in trees and two of them busy with nest in ground near entrance gate. Last seen here in February after successful rearing of family. Very vocal in trees around.
16 11-10-2016 Millards Pool Australian Pelican Two on dead tree, top end of main pool
17 05-10-2016 6 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Rufus whistler Rufus has been a regular visitor to our garden this past week or so - and his song is extraordinary.
18 03-10-2016 Viewed from cliff near hide bilharziasis walk Long necked turtle Six large individuals in river at base of cliff at corner near hide on Saturday 10am
19 03-10-2016 Viewed from cliff near hide bilharziasis walk Long necked turtle Six large individuals in river at base of cliff at corner near hide on Saturday 10am
20 27-09-2016 Boyagerring Brook near school kookaburra 7.30am. Two kookaburras - saw one calling, could hear the other one answering.

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