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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 12-01-2018 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Australian Magpies 12 Magpies are regularly visiting for delicacies, including trapped mice, to show off their four young. These birds are those released a number of years ago as a 'mob'from care.
2 06-01-2018 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Fox; Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Crossing creek early morning (7.33am). Recorded by sensor camera.
3 01-01-2018 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Golden Orb Spider Photographed- extensive, magnificent web which is glittering gold in the sunshine. Mrs golden Orb is collecting a large cache for her future offspring.
4 28-12-2017 Dumbarton Bridge Avon River Pelican, Australian 3 pelicans on the river
5 28-12-2017 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Wasp, Unidentified A wasp, possibly some sort of digger or paper wasp, seen attacking a sergeant ant in the garden. The wasp flew off when I stumbled on it, however I think it had the better of the ant.
6 27-12-2017 Nr Wandoo Circle Sittella, Varied Two birds feeding on wandoo tree. 7.20AM
7 27-12-2017 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Fox; Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Crossing log across creek at 2.20am. Recorded on sensor camera.
8 26-12-2017 Sandplain Road, near Toodyay Road Black-Cockatoo, Carnaby's Large flock Carnabys flying overhead. Approx 30 birds. 5.45AM
9 20-12-2017 1650 Julimar Road, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 16.50 - Photographed by Lou and Anne Kidd. The adult python was moving across the upper deck of their home.
10 20-12-2017 263 Harders Chitty Road, Toodyay Black-Cockatoo, Red-tailed One male and three female adult parrots came and fed on casuarina nuts on a tree on this property at approximately 4.15pm
11 14-12-2017 Wilkerson Rd Toodyay Monitor, Gould's (Varanus gouldii) On the road. Adult. Stayed still until I stopped, reversed and waved out the window with a shooing noise, then took off to the side of the road. First one I've seen in the area
12 11-12-2017 Ellery's Pool Pelican, Australian
13 11-12-2017 Ellerys Pool Pelican, Australian 4pm - Photographed - 7 plus birds sitting on two submerged tree trunks together with two Yellow Spoonbills, an unidentified duck and a Black Cormorant and, maybe, a Little Pied Cormorant.
14 11-12-2017 Wetland at James' Cottage Spoonbill, Yellow-billed 2.30pm - not photographed - 2 or 3 birds wading on the edge of the wetland.
15 11-12-2017 Opposite 1650 Julimar Road, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 6.50am-Photographed by Lou and Anne Kidd a large reptile resting in the fork of a tree between the road and the fire access track.
16 11-12-2017 Sandplain Road, Toodyay Sandswimmer, Broad-banded (Eremiascincus richardsonii) This fella was about 200mm long, found in the lounge. We let him go near the fish pond which he almost immediately jumped into and had a drink, so was obviously very thirsty, he was able to then climb out and resumed his holiday this time under the house!!
17 09-12-2017 Sandplain Road, Toodyay Gecko, Wheatbelt stone (Diplodactylus granariensis granariensis) In house
18 08-12-2017 Ellery's Pool Pelican, Australian 10.15am - photographed - 7 birds sitting on and swimming around the old tree trunk in the Avon River.
19 08-12-2017 Front of house, 129 Stirlingia Drive Monitor, Gould's (Varanus gouldii) Movie taken. Digging up our garden
20 06-12-2017 Ellery's Pool Pelican, Australian 3pm - Two birds sitting on an old tree trunk in the Avon River - not photographed.

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