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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. Please 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.
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The following information would be useful, if at all possible.
1) time of day?
2) weather conditions?
3) landscape eg: road verge, scrubland, breakaway country, high or low in a tree, etc, ?
4) what the creature was doing at the time of the sighting?
5) approximate size?
6) gender (if possible)?
7) colouration?
8) photographed?
9) any other interesting observation/s at the time of sighting?
10) for plants, the surrounding growth, number of plants and their general condition, is it a wetland?

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 18-05-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Cuckoo, Fan-tailed (Cacomantis flabelliformis) Only hearing spasmodically
2 05-05-2023 Church Gully Rd Coondle Dragon, Western-netted (Ctenophorus reticulatus) Taken 1600 hrs cloudy day ,cool and just before the sun was off there burrow. Noticed 2 dragons 3 days prior so guess a pair.
3 04-05-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet; Robin Red-breast; (Petroica multicolor) Along with Red-capped Robin; Yellow Plumed, Brown, Brown Headed and Singing Honeyeaters; Red Wattlebird; Rufous Tree-creeper; Grey Shrike-Thrush; Grey Fantail; Silvereye; Western Gerygone; Weebill; Western Thornbill; Stristed Pardelote; and a number of unidentified birds all taking turns or together in the bird baths (no fighting). Also Red-capped Parrot; Ringneck Parrot; Raven; Magpie; Pied Butcherbird; Tree Martin; Corella; Galah; Rufous Whistler. All the above before 10am. Rain expected Saturday.
4 03-05-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Spinebill, Western Pair of birds in the bird bath 4.45PM
5 30-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Lorikeet, Purple-crowned 2 birds preening high in a Wandoo tree About 1pm
6 30-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Owl, Southern Boobook 1 bird heard calling about 7PM
7 23-04-2023 Nr Wandoo Circle Froglet, Glauert's; Clicking frog (Crinia glauerti) Small brown looking toadlet seen amongst the wet leaves in a partially filled plant saucer About 4.30 PM
8 23-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Cuckoo, Fan-tailed (Cacomantis flabelliformis) Heard, not seen 5PM ish
9 22-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Swift Moth; Western Rain Moth (Abantiades hydrographus) 2 moths one dead on the floor, one alive on the fly screen. Approximately 9cms body length Photograph available
10 21-04-2023 Julimar Road, West Toodyay Echidina Chittering end of Julimar Road. Sunny warm day 11am seen crossing the road.
11 20-04-2023 Church Gully Road, Coondle Dragon, Western-netted (Ctenophorus reticulatus) A warm sunny day, no wind. Has build a nest in the soil on the side of a old dam comes out daily to sun its self. Photographed.
12 17-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Cuckoo, Fan-tailed (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
13 17-04-2023 Church Gully Road, Coondle Robin, Red-capped Mid morning seen sitting on the fence.
14 16-04-2023 Toodyay West Road, West Toodyay Mistletoebird 9.45AM Single bird seen hopping around in a eucalypt tree
15 15-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Babbler, White-browed 3 birds moving around wedding bush shrub. Calling to one another. Also bathing in nearby birdbath. 8.30AM ish
16 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Western-yellow Together with a Scarlet Robin, Rufous Tree-creeper, Yellow-rumped Thornbills, Grey Fantail & Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters
17 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet; Robin Red-breast; (Petroica multicolor)
18 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Tree-creeper, Rufous
19 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Honeyeater, Yellow-plumed
20 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Fantail, Grey; Rhipidura fuliginosa

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