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
4301 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Pigeon, Crested Diary record
4302 01-02-1989 Sandspring Road, Julimar Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Three asleep in house garden. Sighted by Maxine Walker
4303 01-02-1989 Glen Avon, Northam Road, Northam Miner, Yellow-throated Seemed to arrive at Glen Avon with flowering of the Marri Jim Masters
4304 01-02-1989 Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped In wandoo thicket near house. By D Harwood
4305 01-02-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Seen crossing road near Glen Avon. By Chris Miles
4306 01-02-1989 Harper Road, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) By D Watson.
4307 30-01-1989 Glen Avon, Northam Road, Northam Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
4308 15-01-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Eagle, Wedge-tailed Diary record
4309 02-01-1989 Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road Event Major fire, started near Black Wattle Road and burnt west through to Hakea Road, and along Phillips Brook
4310 15-03-1988 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Dragon, Western bearded (Pogona minor) In over-story of felled tree (to make way for house pad)
4311 17-05-1985 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Lizard, Western bluetongue (Tiliqua occipitalis) Beneath floor of tent on property near where house pad to go
4312 04-04-1978 South-western WA Event Cyclone Alby: Tropical Cyclone Alby was expected to move over cooler waters and quickly lose momentum. But Alby accelerated from 10 to 25km/hr as it curved towards the coast, passing close to the south-west corner of the state at up to 60kph. Wind gusts up to 150kph left a trail of destruction hundreds of km inland from Geraldton to Albany, with widespread flooding and power blackouts. Five people died including inaugural TNC President Alby North after he was blown from the roof of a shed. Fires fanned by the very strong winds burned through an estimated 114,000ha of forest and farmland.
4313 30-06-1972 Woodendale Road, Nunyle Chat, White-fronted Found nesting in grass by the roadside. Barely 6 inches from the ground these tiny black and white birds chose a precarious nesting site as stock moves freely along the road. However, the story had a happy ending as the young flew safely from the nest. From Toodyay Nature Diary in Newsletter No. 1
4314 17-02-1972 Clackline Sandswimmer, Broad-banded Young local naturalist Neville Lane�s find at Clackline of an unusual lizard identified as a Broad-banded Sandswimmer Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) richardsonii (now Eremiascincus richardsonii) made the local paper in May, highlighting the Club�s natural history sighting records.
4315 30-11-1971 Extracts Factory, Northam Road Event In November the Industrial Extracts factory on the Toodyay-Northam Road was closed. This event was of local significance as new employment opportunities were needed.
4316 15-10-1971 Avon Valley National Park Event Reserve A30192 was officially named the Avon Valley National Park on 15 October 1971 (WA Govt. Gazette, 1971, p. 4023
4317 19-06-1971 Toodyay Memorial Hall Event The Club organised another film show at TDHS. School teacher Les Brown was the projectionist showing 7 films to a large crowd of children and adults
4318 24-04-1971 Toodyay Memorial Hall Event Another very successful public film show was held on 24 April in the Toodyay Memorial Hall. Prior to the event, a poster competition was conducted at the TDHS won by students Amanda Nixon & Brendon McKittrick. Two hours of Vincent Serventy's Walkabout nature films were shown to 250 adults & children. The Club's share of the profits ($40) was donated to TDHS in the form of nature books for their library. The Shire also contributed to the scheme.
4319 17-07-1970 Yorkrakine Rock (26 km north of Tammin) Event Club members went on their first weekend excursion in October to Yorkrakine Rock (26 km north of Tammin). In November, the inaugural Club Secretary/Treasurer Hazel Hastie was presented with a farewell gift as she was moving away from the district. It was reported by the Club that only two naturalist clubs existed outside Perth: Toodyay and the Busselton Naturalists� Club (commenced in 1964)
4320 25-05-1970 Avon River Event Jim Masters sent the Shire an �interesting and enlightening review of the effects of the River Training and an alternative solution�. (Toodyay Shire Council minutes, 18 May 1970)

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