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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. 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.
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 23-05-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Western Yellow Near bird bath, calling another bird in our valley
2 22-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Shrike-thrush, Grey Hopped around on my veranda and gleaned through the garden for several minutes. Stayed low to the ground most of the time. At one stage was less than two metres from me, cocked its head and looked straight at me. Quite dark browny grey with no noticeable other markings.
3 22-05-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Orchid, Common Bunny (Eriochilus dilatatus ssp. multiflorus) First one found for year
4 20-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Fairy-wren, Splendid Numerous regularly in garden over several days. Today a male flew right past me on the veranda and landed nearby.
5 19-05-2020 Corner of Sandplain and Toodyay Rd Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) A pair flying east to west.
6 19-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Thornbill, Chestnut-rumped On melaleuca bush in garden
7 16-05-2020 65 Wandoo Circle Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Since 12/03/2020 both Baudin and Carnaby cockatoos (identified by the beak patterns on Marri nuts and photographs) have been flying through, stopping to feed, perch or drink from our water bowls. Seeing groups of 25-30, and smaller, consisting of both males and females. Latest sighting today of about 10. Not known if groups are mixed Carnabys and Baudins.
8 16-05-2020 65 Wandoo Circle Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Baudin's) Please see notes for Black Cockatoo White-tailed (Carnaby's) from 16/05/2020. Cockatoos are flying west in the morning and east in the afternoon. All sightings sent to Northam Natural Resource Management.
9 14-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Parrot, Red-capped Two in the morning flying back and forth between hakea and top of water tank.
10 14-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Magpie, Australian Group of four all drinking together at birdbath. Three had large amount of white colouring from tops of heads right down their backs so I assume are mature males.
11 13-05-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Red-capped First sighting for some months
12 13-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Fairy-wren, Splendid Two in the back yard at water dish on the ground. Both brownish with not very blue tails.
13 10-05-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Honeyeater, Yellow-plumed
14 10-05-2020 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Western Yellow Robin 3pm-sunny day- A male Robin was initially heard with the call followed as it flew about eventually to rest on a dead branch close to the ground. A second call was heard approximately 80 metres from where the first bird was sitting quietly. No photo. 1st sighting on property since early 2009.
15 09-05-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Western Yellow First time this has been heard since 16 April 2009, and prior to the fire
16 08-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Whistler, Rufous
17 08-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Thornbill, Chestnut-rumped Four on melaleuca bush
18 02-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Parrot, Red-capped In the morning. Very bright red.
19 02-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Possum, Common brushtail About 8pm quite high in a wandoo in my front yard. Looked fairly small.
20 02-05-2020 Wilkerson Rd Honeyeater, Yellow-plumed

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