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. 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. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification those hard to identify creatures

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 07-02-2020 Pelham Lookout Bee-eater, Rainbow Large number sighted above lookout in the morning
2 29-01-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Weather observation We have recorded an average of 500mm over the past three years - 354.5mm in 2019. The previous rain recorded at today's date (29th January)was on 2 November 2019.
3 29-01-2020 Julimar rd, west Toodyay Possum, Common brushtail Possum running across the road on Julimar Road just after Harders - Chitty Roard. 9pm
4 28-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Robin, Western Yellow Two at birdbath
5 28-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Honeyeater, White-naped At birdbath
6 28-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Goshawk, Brown Watching the smaller birds from a branch above the birdbath.
7 25-01-2020 Near Wandoo Circle Red tailed cockatoo Late afternoon, about 5PM, perching on top of dead wandoo tree. 2 birds not photographed
8 14-01-2020 West Toodyay Marbled Scorpion Found on shed floor
9 12-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Brushtail possum Early hours of morning perched on edge of water tub. Looked quite big and fat.
10 05-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay New Holland honeyeater Three of them at bird bath for a short time. In 17 years Iíve only seen them here a couple of times, and never more than one alone.
11 04-01-2020 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Raptor Not sure what it was. Initially thought it was a sparrow hawk but couldnít see any striping or collar. Maybe a brown falcon? Sat quietly in several different trees. Little birds nearby making a frantic racket. It left when I tried to get a bit closer.
12 03-01-2020 Near Wandoo Circle Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) Seen in a large flower pot in early evening, partially in the mulch. Stayed for about 3 days, moved from the pot to the top of a miniature fruit tree, then back down to the flower pot. Was approximately 1 metre in length, photographs taken.
13 31-12-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Cyclamen persiaum The natural range of Cyclamen persicum extends from North Africa across West Asia to Southeast Europe. In particular, the following occurrences are documented: In North Africa, the species is represented in the northern and eastern parts of Algeria and in northern Tunisia. In Western Asia, stocks were confirmed in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, western Syria and western Turkey. In the eastern part of Greece, the only deposits in Europe could be occupied. Unusual weather conditions have prompted this garden plant to flower in December 2019 - out of season.
14 24-12-2019 Laterite Way Coondle Burrowing frog?? Our dogs were harrassing this lovely frog which has decided to live in the dry stack coffee rock wall below our house. It lives in a mix of local soil, gravel and yellow sand under the rocks. I gave it a rinse off to check they hadn't bitten it (no, thank goodness) and then put it under one of the plants in the wall. Immediately burrowed back down into the sand.
15 09-12-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Owl, Southern Boobook (Mopoke) Not heard for some months
16 08-12-2019 264 Timber Creek Drive Black Cockatoo, Red tailed Around 6am while walking past 264 Timber Creek Drive. 5 birds eating the nuts in a marri tree.Slightly grey in colour. We saw the red tail on one large one. As they were largely behind leafy branches, we could not get an idea of whether the others might be young or mature, but none seemed very small.
17 30-11-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Black Cockatoo, Red-tailed Six birds on farm below, late afternoon
18 27-11-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Woodswallow, Dusky Pair, have been around the house for a number of days. Seen in a tree near our entrance
19 27-11-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Monitor, Goulds A pair mating. Photographed as they rolled down the bank
20 23-11-2019 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Black Cockatoo, Red-tailed Flying eastwards early morning

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