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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 13-09-2023 Drummond Street East, Toodyay Duck, Wood; Maned duck Mother with three chicks came out of the river reserve, across the road, around our (parked) car, and onto the school oval at 10.25am. Very stormy weather approaching with very high winds and a lot of rain. Photographed on the school oval
2 11-09-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Babbler, White-browed About 5 PM At least 3 birds hopping between parrot bushes and feeding.
3 11-09-2023 Newcastle Road, Northam Galah Galahs (and corellas) were sitting on the uncovered wheat in the CBH grain bins next to the road. Have not seen them actually on the wheat before.
4 10-09-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Cuckoo, Fan-tailed (Cacomantis flabelliformis) Heard calling most of the day
5 10-09-2023 Newcastle Road, Northam Corella sp. Corellas and galahs sitting on the uncovered wheat in the CBH grain bins next to the road. Have not seen them on the wheat before.
6 09-09-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) 5.30PM Flock of 10 birds flying overhead, calling a lot. Several stopped to drink at the bird bath.
7 06-09-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced Sighted a number of times lately
8 06-09-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Lorikeet, Purple-crowned 3 birds in the birdbath, very noisy, looked to be enjoying themselves About 5.30PM
9 02-09-2023 Parkland Drive, Julimar Python, Carpet, South-western (Morelia imbricata) Temperature only 18 degrees. Seen on paving around house, slow moving into bush area. Photos taken
10 02-09-2023 Parkland Drive, Julimar Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugosa rugosa Small bobtail found under fruit trees. Temperature was only 18 degrees, but had 31 degrees 2 days prior.
11 27-08-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Scrubwren, White-browed Seen throughout the day. Hopping between hakea bush and the lawn, feeding and calling all the time. Photos available
12 27-08-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Eagle, Little Pair seen in the morning. The larger lighter coloured bird (?female) was carrying twigs back to a tree and circling in the area for about 30 minutes.
13 27-08-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Pairs seen checking out cockatubes. Female went into a tube about 5pm and did not emerge before it got dark.
14 24-08-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Cuckoo-shrike, Black-faced Seen twice during the day
15 22-08-2023 Coondle Frog, Burrowing; Neobatrachus sp. ??? Found living under some mulch in the garden (hay).
16 22-08-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Red-capped Scarlet Robin in the vicinity as well
17 22-08-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet; Robin Red-breast; (Petroica multicolor) In the vicinity of a Red-capped Robin
18 19-08-2023 Parkland Drive, Julimar Robin, Red-capped Red capped Robin sightings seen in August in dryandra woodland.
19 19-08-2023 Parkland Drive, Julimar Echidna Evidence of Echidna being around from holes dug for a month. Today at 4.30pm saw the echidna digging under dry branches on the ground in woodland forest.
20 19-08-2023 Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road, Dewars Pool Wallaby, Black-gloved Two Black-gloved Wallabies at the back door of their Dewars Pool Road home

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