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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.
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
2741 16-06-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Fox, Red One on back verandah at Seabrook homestead. Sighted at 0900, then ran away, to return 30 minutes later. By Lindsay Milhinch.
2742 12-06-1990 Toodyay-Red Hill Road Marri (Eucalyptus marginata) Significant number of trees in heavy bloom. By Max Howard
2743 09-06-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Heron, White-faced Seventy-three on dams at Glen Avon. They commenced congregating in May and reached a peak of 73 in first week of June. Within a week most had dispersed. By Jim Masters
2744 03-06-1990 West Coondle Reserve Thornbill, Yellow-rumped A pair building a nest about a month early. Deserted before completion. By Max Howard
2745 03-06-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Curlew, Little One bird around homestead at Seabrook. Seemed to have damaged wing. By Lindsay Milhinch
2746 15-05-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Bustard, Australian Single bird on Glen Avon. First sighting for 30 years. Bad locust plague in the district at this time and this may have caused the bird to venture this far south. Also report of five birds at Gingin. By Jim Masters
2747 15-05-1990 Coondle West Road Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) First sighting for four and a half months. By Dorothy Harwood
2748 14-05-1990 Dowerin-Goomalling Road, Goomalling Bustard, Australian One bird sighted 8km from Goomalling. First sighting for many years. By Beryl Boase
2749 10-05-1990 Coondle West Road Robin, Red-capped First sighting for two years. By Dorothy Harwood.
2750 20-04-1990 Northam Cemetary Parrot, Port Lincoln One bird coming out of tree hollow. By Jim Masters
2751 17-04-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Heron, White-faced 49 on Glen Avon grass flats, feeding on grasshoppers. By Jim Masters
2752 02-04-1990 Avon River, West Toodyay Teal, Grey Two adults with eight chicks. By Max Howard
2753 02-04-1990 West Toodyay Parrot, Swift One of the swift parrot species flying over West Toodyay. Not positive ID but in the swift family. By Ross McDougall
2754 31-03-1990 Coondle West Road Snake, Mulga Taken up residence near house. Dorothy Harwood
2755 29-03-1990 Near Katrine Homestead Curlew, Little One bird seen running from edge of roadway during daylight hours. By Elaine Hall
2756 28-03-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Duck, Wood Two adults and nine young on Glen Avon dam. By Jim Masters
2757 28-03-1990 Julimar Springs Parrot, Red-capped One bird in garden. First sighting for three years. By Marion Pitcher
2758 15-03-1990 16km north of York Eagle, Wedge-tailed Two adults and two young birds, flying over farmland. By Bill Hamersley
2759 14-03-1990 Toodyay Wallaby, Tammar A rare sighting in the Toodyay area. Last recorded in 1958. By Jim Masters
2760 14-03-1990 16km north of York Duck, Pacific Black Two adults with young non farm dam. By Bill Hamersley

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