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

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# Date Location Species Notes
1661 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Stilt, Black-winged Nest with three eggs in marshy country, about 100 metres from Rishard's Pipit. Built on a small island in swampy country surrounded by ankle-deep water. Nest still contained 3 eggs on 24.09.1991 By Robert and Beth Boase
1662 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Wagtail, Willie Next in Banksia tree 7 foot from ground. No eggs at 24.09.1991. By Robert and Beth Boase
1663 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Wattle-bird, Red Nesting in uppermost branches of a Banksia in front of homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1664 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Raven, Australian Nest in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1665 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Magpie, Australian Nesting in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1666 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Magpie-lark Nest in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1667 21-09-1991 Picnic Hill Duck, Pacific black Nest with 9 eggs located on ground amongst dense stand of cape weed. Bird flushed from nest and had not returned several hours later. By Ross McDougall
1668 21-09-1991 Picnic Hill Magpie, Australian Nesting on Lee's property. By Ross McDougall
1669 21-09-1991 Salt Valley Road Echidna Sighted crossing over dirt road south of Salt Valley Road. By Elaine Hall
1670 20-09-1991 Toodyay townsite Cuckoo, Pallid Heard calling at 22:30 in town site. By Sam Cook
1671 28-08-1991 West Toodyay Kingfisher, Sacred River reserve. A pair observed catching food in a small pool. Could be the first winter record for this area of this migrant (confirmed by Jim Masters as the earliest record he has heard of). By Max Howard
1672 26-08-1991 West Toodyay Robin, Scarlet On river reserve. First sighting. By Max Howard
1673 26-08-1991 West Toodyay Bronze-cuckoo, Horsefields First sighting in river reserve. By Max Howard
1674 26-08-1991 West Toodyay Goshawk, Brown River reserve. Second sighting. By Max Howard
1675 25-08-1991 Julimar Springs Frogmouth, Tawny Sighted in tall jarrah tree on property. By Maxine Walker
1676 25-08-1991 Julimar Forest Robin, Hooded Sighted by Darling Range Branch member on excursion. Possibly first sighting in this area.
1677 25-08-1991 Julimar Forest Robin, Western Yellow Breeding pair. Observed by Darling Range Branch member near campsite, off Cooks Road
1678 23-08-1991 Julimar Forest Shrike-tit, Western Observed by Darling Range Branch member near campsite
1679 22-08-1991 Rugged Hills Nature Reserve Eagle, Little A pair observed performing display flight. One bird observed flying towards the other who in turn rolled onto its back, and both birds appeared to touch talons. By Ross McDougall
1680 21-08-1991 Seabrook, via Northam Spoonbill,Yellow-billed Up to 5 on a small pool at Seabrook. More appear to be around this year than normal. By Lindsay Milhinch

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