Moondyne Festival


Sightings

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 01-12-2020 Julimar Rd, opposite Caravan Park Parrot, Red-capped A pair had a quick drink from our birdbath on the ground and then went on their way. Time was 18:30
2 24-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) There was a small one at the back door. A short time later when I was driving down the road there was another one on the road. It took off like a rocket when I slowed down to let it cross.
3 24-11-2020 Toodyay town Honeyeater, New Holland Reported by Margot Watkins to Lee Francis. Many in her flowering bushes apparently eating something. She wasn�t sure what they were until I confirmed for her.
4 23-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) Literally jumped forward from under a table on the front veranda, apparently chasing an insect-maybe a moth- which flew just ahead of it. Having failed to fly, it paused momentarily then walked off into the garden.
5 23-11-2020 Drummond Street East Toodyay Duck, Australian Wood; Maned Duck About 15 had just crossed the road between the school and Goomalling Rd. They were all about the same size.
6 22-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Fairy-wren, Splendid A pair in the front yard bathing beneath melaleuca.
7 22-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Robin, Red-capped In the back yard.
8 18-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis) Made a brief visit from the garden to the veranda. Was the larger one of at least two which appear to live here.
9 17-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Butcherbird, Pied Singing beautifully yesterday and this morning. Yesterday there were two high in a dead tree and what sounded like another one echoing the song from a distance.
10 17-11-2020 Donkey Crossing Pool, Avon River Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Two spoonbills seen on fallen tree branch in the river east of Ellery's dam
11 14-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Skink, Bobtail (Tiliqua rugosa) Literally ran towards me the length of the veranda right up to my feet and waited while I went inside to bring it some tomato. Quite a small one but bigger than this season�s babies so presumably remembers from last season.
12 10-11-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Eight Carnaby's cockatoos resting in a couple of trees only metres behind our back door, including juveniles.
13 08-11-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Very large flock of Carnaby's flew over and about our house.
14 07-11-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Marsupial sp. Filmed with sensor camera at 8.15pm crossing over a dry creek-bed on a large tree stump
15 06-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Butcherbird, Pied Singing during the day
16 04-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Butcherbird, Pied Calling early morning for the last few days. Late afternoon yesterday it sounded like a twenty eight. Not sure if they mimic other birds � calls.
17 04-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped On the same tree it visited the other day, but dropped down for aa drink at the water bowl beneath the tree. Very beautiful.
18 04-11-2020 Millards Pool East Egret, Great Opposite Donkey Crossing at 2.30pm. Wading
19 04-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd Gerygone, Western Heard singing
20 01-11-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped Sat for a few minutes in a jam tree in front yard. Only seen occasionally here vv

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