Moondyne Festival


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 18-03-2023 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Ant sp. Large trail coming down from Mt Anderson in morning to the river reserve, then heading back again in evening.
2 18-03-2023 Coondle Drive, Coondle Tadpole, Frog species Had tadpoles in her horse trough for over eight weeks. One has reached frog stage in last few days. Trough closed off to horses and a frog-ladder in place for when they want to leave. Beatrice Laufer
3 16-03-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Button-quail, Painted Near Sandplain Road
4 12-03-2023 Toodyay West Road, West Toodyay Eagle, Little Jennifer Donegan
5 12-03-2023 Toodyay West Road, West Toodyay Kite, Square-tailed Jennifer Donegan
6 11-03-2023 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Bee-eater, Rainbow; Merops ornatus Gathering in numbers, ready to migrate
7 11-03-2023 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay Honeyeater, New-Holland Large numbers next to Memorial Hall Robyn Taylor
8 09-03-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Bee-eater, Rainbow; Merops ornatus Gathering in large numbers, obviously getting ready to migrate. Not seen them in such large numbers here before.
9 09-03-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Triller, White-winged Charmian StJohn
10 03-03-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Western-yellow Pair of robins using bird bath next to house, oblivious to my presence. Scarlet Robin came in to one of the nearby bird baths at the same time.
11 03-03-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet Male having a swim in bird bath near house while a pair of Western Yellow Robins were using the other bird bath.
12 24-02-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) 7 Carnaby Cockatoos flying overhead, calling About 7.30AM
13 23-02-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Bee-eater, Rainbow; Merops ornatus Heard much of the day, seen flying high approximately 6 birds 8AM
14 22-02-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Bee-eater, Rainbow; Merops ornatus Large numbers of bee-eaters gathering, feeding up ready for their annual migration north.
15 22-02-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Black Cockatoo, Red-tailed (Calyptorhynchus banksii) Four birds flew directly overhead at our house
16 20-02-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Wagtail, Willie Lone bird came into our carport to within a metre of me. I was just about to fill the bird baths - being hammered by thirsty kangaroos at present.
17 19-02-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Scarlet Bathing in bird bath next to me while I was filling it.
18 17-02-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Tree Dtella (Gehyra variegata) On front wire door, young dtella (<40mm in length). Too quick to photograph.
19 14-02-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Cat, Feral (Felis catus) About 8PM White feral cat sighted close to chook house Cat trap now set
20 12-02-2023 Coondle West Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Between 5-6.30 PM 20 - 30 Carnabys sighted Some at the water trough, others just flying over

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