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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 21-01-2023 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Butcherbird, Pied Three butcher birds drinking and bathing in the bird bath hanging from the sugar gum. Very hot this morning, a lot of activity around the two hanging bird baths.
2 19-01-2023 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Whistler, Rufous A fledgling that may have flown into the sliding glass door. Its left claw appeared damaged. Kept very still when I approached it. Flew off when I tried to pick it up to take to the vets.
3 17-01-2023 Donkey Crossing pool, Newcastle Road, Nunie Pelican, Australian One lone pelican sighted on the pool
4 16-01-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Magpie, Australian At least nine individuals at back door. Haven't had magpies here since last summer
5 14-01-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Monitor, Gould's (Varanus gouldii) In garden near top bird bath. Moved on!
6 12-01-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Echidna, Short-beaked Photographed on Sensor Camera at 10.12PM
7 10-01-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet; Robin Red-breast; (Petroica multicolor) Drinking from bird bath. A summer visitor - when it's hot. Often found at our front door in a cool spot. We leave water there for it.
8 31-12-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) 4.30pm in afternoon. On sensor camera, drinking from bird bath after climbing tree next bath. Have video.
9 24-12-2022 Nambling South Road, Dowerin Bat, Lesser long-eared (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) This morning we are still amazed at a strange coincidence that occurred here during the night, and one hard to explain! We found a Lesser Longeared Bat in our mosquito and flyproof laundry!! We do not know how it got in! We rarely see bats around here and to have one inside is even rarer! What we found especially strange was that it was such a similar experience to Desrae and Wayne's, and possibly even the same species !!! Amazing! This is a new record for our place as well . We have only recorded the Goulds Wattled Bat and White-striped freetail bat around here previously.
10 23-12-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Bat, Lesser long-eared (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) Found on back veranda, which is totally enclosed and fly-proof. Have no idea how it got in. Deceased. Photographed. Wrapped carefully in newspaper then stored in freezer to take to museum. First sighting recorded at this location.
11 17-12-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Sparrowhawk, Collared Saw one sparrowhawk fly over
12 16-12-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Ibis, Straw-necked Early morning, Still 7 straw necked ibis feeding in the front paddock.
13 15-12-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Sparrowhawk, Collared Two Sparrowhawks flew through around 11am.
14 13-12-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Parrot, Red-capped Pair parrots feeding in the grevillea shrubs Have been coming and going over a month.
15 05-12-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Fairy-wren, Splendid Not seen on property for months. Down front of house
16 03-12-2022 Racecourse Road, Toodyay Eagle, Wedge-tailed 9.45am - 2 birds flying in circles over the railway crossing area.
17 02-12-2022 Avon River, Toodyay townsite Pelican, Australian 6.45pm - Three Australian Pelicans flew over the township on two occasions.
18 27-11-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) On roof of house and over kitchen window
19 26-11-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Pine-leaved Goodenia (Goodenia pinifolia) Growing behind house in clay. Small white flowers with smaller reddish-brown bracts or sheaths. Look quite showy. Photographed.
20 19-11-2022 Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road, Dewars Pool Currawong, Pied Two birds plus on road verge

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