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
21 14-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Thornbill, Yellow-rumped
22 08-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Cuckoo, Fan-tailed (Cacomantis flabelliformis) First one this winter after 23mm rain overnight.
23 08-04-2023 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay Martin, Tree Large number flying over and around trees in the Showgrounds. Heavy rain the night before
24 08-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Martin, Tree Near intersection with Drummondi Drive - large number flying around
25 08-04-2023 Picnic Hill Road, West Toodyay Bronzewing, Common Flapping wings and trying to attract us away from possible nest. Flew a short distance with erratic flight. Doug Blandford
26 07-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) 2 Carnabys feeding on Dryandra bushes 4.30PM
27 07-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Spinebill, Western Male an female in and around birdbath, also feeding on aloe nectar
28 05-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Fantail, Grey; Rhipidura fuliginosa Two birds fighting over an insect, flew across my feet.
29 04-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Parrot, Red-capped In both morning and night for a drink
30 03-04-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) Smallish animal 30-40cm in length. Climbed down from the roof cavity onto the ground and then took off.
31 02-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Spinebill, Western Female bird 4.30PM Drinking from aloe cacti flowers and bathing in the birdbath
32 01-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) 5.30PM 2 birds drinking at the bird bath for about 5 minutes
33 01-04-2023 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Frog, Western Banjo; Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dorsalis) Pobblebonk frog Heard in the pond from 6.30PM onwards and then overnight.
34 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.
35 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
36 16-03-2023 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Button-quail, Painted Near Sandplain Road
37 12-03-2023 Toodyay West Road, West Toodyay Eagle, Little Jennifer Donegan
38 12-03-2023 Toodyay West Road, West Toodyay Kite, Square-tailed Jennifer Donegan
39 11-03-2023 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Bee-eater, Rainbow; Merops ornatus Gathering in numbers, ready to migrate
40 11-03-2023 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay Honeyeater, New-Holland Large numbers next to Memorial Hall Robyn Taylor

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