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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.
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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 04-10-2020 Toodyay Townsite Kingfisher, Sacred Two sacred kingfishers were sitting on a branch of the dead tree behind Tony Maddox Real Estate, around 12 o'clock. One appeared to be eating insects out of a spider web.
22 04-10-2020 Redbank Pool, Avon River Cormorant, Little Pied Perched on the bank looking for food around 11:30am. White breast was a rufous colour which I believe is staining from the water
23 04-10-2020 Mauravillo Estate, Bailup Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) About 40 or 50 took to the air from a paddock and landed in large marri trees nearby
24 30-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Bee-eater, Rainbow First sighting for the year
25 26-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Eagle, Wedge-tailed A pair circling prior to rain. Last recorded 27 December 2018.
26 25-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Kingfisher, Sacred Heard for first time since 26th March 2019
27 25-09-2020 Wilkerson Rd, West Toodyay Skink, Bobtail (Tiliqua rugosa) On the veranda
28 24-09-2020 Wilkerson Rd, West Toodyay Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis) On the veranda, climbing over pot plants and then through the garden at the same time as the bobtail. Seemed to cause a bit of a stir among the little birds which were watching and apparently vocalising alarm calls.
29 24-09-2020 Wilkerson Rd, West Toodyay Scrubwren, White-browed I've heard and seen this bird for a while but just identified it I think. Today there were at least three in the garden and around the veranda flitting from plant to plant and flying along under the veranda, at one point landing on the ground almost at my feet. Generally a high pitched tweet or trilling call but when a monitor lizard went along the veranda they gave a prolonged harsh rasping call, presumably an alarm call. I noticed this about a week ago also, when the 'invaders ' were three very healthy fluffy bunnies at the bottom of my steps.
30 23-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Magpie-lark Not common here
31 23-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Red-capped
32 23-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Honeyeater, Yellow-plumed
33 23-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Honeyeater, Singing
34 23-09-2020 Coorinja Winery, Toodyay Road, Toodyay Babbler, White-browed Several around car park of the winery.
35 16-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Falcon, Brown First sighting for a number of years
36 16-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Cuckoo-Shrike, Black-faced A number of them calling to each other
37 16-09-2020 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Red-capped First sighting for weeks
38 15-09-2020 Julimar Road, Toodyay Sacred Kingfisher Report of sightings from community member, Carolyn Gracie, on 15th, 16th and 27th September. On 16th at 5pm was crunching a large dragon fly. No photo taken.
39 13-09-2020 Wilkerson Rd, West Toodyay Fairy-wren, Splendid Perched on a seat in the back yard.
40 13-09-2020 Wilkerson Rd, West Toodyay Skink, Bobtail (Tiliqua rugosa) On front veranda. I think it was the one which last summer had a damaged tail and strange gait as though one leg wasn�t quite right. The tail looks to have healed and although a bit thin, seemed in reasonable condition. Not the same one as a couple of days ago.

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