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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 30-09-2022 Boyagerring Rd, Dumbarton Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa When taking some plant cuttings to a pit in the paddock I nearly ran over this little fellow while on my old quad bike. He had a solid dark brown body with a light brown back. It's the first time I've seen him although we have at least another 2 or 3 bobtails which visit our house yards.
2 29-09-2022 Boyagerring Rd, Dumbarton Duck, Wood; Maned duck Photographed male & female Wood Ducks with 11 ducklings in my backyard. It was late afternoon on a warm sunny day. They have appeared on multiple occasions previously.
3 23-09-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa Wandering around the house
4 22-09-2022 Dewars Pool Road, near Bindoon Spring Reserve Pig, Feral (Sus scrofa) Large dark brown/black sow crossing the road with 2 piglets. 10.30-10.45 AM
5 22-09-2022 Julimar Conservation Park Frogmouth, Tawny (Podargus strigoides) Two birds seen near the ground, but startled by me. Single one photographed high in a Wandoo tree. 12.25 PM
6 22-09-2022 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Spinebill, Western (Acanthorhynchus supercilious) Female bird seen feeding on eremophila bush 1.30PM
7 22-09-2022 Salt Valley Road, Hoddy Well Orchid, Cowslip - White form (Caladenia flava) Under she oak on granite with yellow cowslip. Have photos.
8 21-09-2022 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Gecko, Barking (Underwoodisaurus milii) Large specimen seen in the shed. Photo taken, about 4 PM
9 19-09-2022 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Parrot, Elegant Single female parrot seen, feeding on low wildflower 7AM ish
10 19-09-2022 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Robin, Scarlet Male and female seen, flying between the trees. 7AM ish
11 19-09-2022 Boyagerring Rd, Dumbarton Possum, Brush-tailed, Common Photographed the possum on a wooden beam on our verandah.The photograph was taken in the morning on a cold wet day. This little fellow has a white tail. My wife had to walk underneath him a couple of times. All he did was to sleepily look at here. Haven't seen him since.
12 12-09-2022 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Have taken up residence in the cockatube! Only seen very occasionally, usually later in the afternoon, 4-5PM
13 10-09-2022 Parkland Drive, Julimar Peacock Spider (Maratus melindae) Mixed forest woodland. Found him crawling and jumping along pavers around 3.30pm. Temperature on this day was 22 degrees.He moved quite fast and didn't stay still very long. Around the size of my little fingernail. Photo taken
14 10-09-2022 Parkland Drive, Julimar Emu Found 1 emu in the bush area of a mixed forest block.
15 05-09-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Cloudy with showers 7 Carnabys in Hakea tree stayed for a long time and could get close to them
16 05-09-2022 Church Gully Road, Coondle Parrot, Red-capped Two birds flew to gum tree but moved on really quickly around 1 pm Cloudy showery day.
17 03-09-2022 Racecourse Road, Toodyay Magpie-lark (Mudlark) Two mudlarks on the road in the drizzling rain, after insects (also a Willie Wagtail further on)
18 03-09-2022 Racecourse Road, Toodyay Wagtail, Willie Flitting about the road near the railway crossing.
19 28-08-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Butcherbird, Pied Two hours after Grey Butcherbird further up our hill.
20 28-08-2022 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Butcherbird, Grey Two hours after Grey Butcherbird on the farm next door.

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