Moondyne Festival


Sightings

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.
You do not have to be a member.
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?

Please try and limit the number of characters you enter to 100. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification of those hard to categorise animals or plants

Log a sighting

# Date Location Species Notes
2601 19-11-1989 Toodyay townsite Honeyeater, Brown Nest built in cane lantern on back verandah. Doreen Morrow.
2602 18-11-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Event Aurora Australis - Very good sightings. Chris Miles, Jenny Ballard, Ruth & Lindsay Milhinch. Also good sighting Toodyay-Goomalling Road, Beryl and Fred Boase. Very good sighting at Glen Avon between 2115-2200 hrs. Best since the 1940s. Jim Masters.
2603 15-11-1989 Bindoon Springs Banksia menziesii Spectacular flowering. By Ry Paynter.
2604 21-10-1989 Julimar Springs Swamphen, Purple Birds nesting. By David Pitcher
2605 30-09-1989 York townsite Corella, Little Large flocks observed over lengthy period. By Chris Miles. (Seen only periodically at Seabrook - Lindsay Milhinch)
2606 15-07-1989 Northam Golf Course Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Sighted by Jim Masters
2607 15-07-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Pigeon, Crested Large flock sighted in farmland. Usually only a few. By David Pitcher
2608 11-06-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Duck, Wood Diary record
2609 10-06-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Duck, Wood Diary record
2610 20-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Eagle, Wedge-tailed Pair sighted by Dawn Atwell
2611 20-05-1989 Meenah Nature Reserve Cuckoo, Pallid First for the season. Jim Masters
2612 20-05-1989 Toodyay Bronzewing, Common Several reports of larger numbers than usual
2613 20-05-1989 Avon River, Toodyay Springs Doreen Morrow observed springs rising in the river and it is rising in places although there has been no rain. Jim Masters advised this was due to lowering of the temperature. Ray Paynter advised this seemed to occur from March onwards. Mavis Jefferey said there were always two springs at Kaynsham that rise about the end of March
2614 01-05-1989 Julimar Road, Julimar Glow Worms Observed at night by Maxine Walker
2615 01-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Glow Worms Observed by Dawn Atwell
2616 30-04-1989 Julimar Forest Currawong, Grey Heard by Sam Cook
2617 15-04-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Shelduck, Australian (Mountain Duck) A pair. Have been returning to mate for many years. Ray Paynter
2618 01-04-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Frogmouth, Tawny By Denis Sparks
2619 01-03-1989 Glen Avon Eagle, Wedge-tailed Two sighted. Jim Masters advised they have about a 10km radius, and mate for life. There are about nine separate pairs in the Toodyay-Bolgart area. Sighting by J Ballard
2620 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Diary record

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