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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
1761 15-10-1991 Nundah Farm, Katrine Road, Northam Frogmouth, Tawny Adult and one large young in nest 5 metres up in tree around sheep yards. The following day the nest was empty. By John Masters
1762 15-10-1991 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Grebe, Great-crested One pair on Glen Avon Dam have been around a few days. Courtship behaviour observed. By Jim Masters
1763 12-10-1991 York townsite Owl, Barking Heard calling. By Chris Miles
1764 21-09-1991 Julimar Springs Bronzewing, Common Nesting observed on bushland property. By Maxine Walker
1765 21-09-1991 Julimar Springs Frogmouth, Tawny Has returned after a short absence. By Maxine Walker
1766 21-09-1991 Toodyay townsite Raven, Australian Observed to have taken 10 domestic ducklings. By Nancy Leaver
1767 21-09-1991 Toodyay townsite Eagle, Wedge-tailed Observed flying over the town. By Lyn Johnson
1768 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Pipit, Australian Nest built on ground in marshy country contained three young on 21.09.1991, empty on 24.09.1991; possibly predated as nest not well hidden
1769 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
1770 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
1771 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
1772 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Raven, Australian Nest in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1773 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Magpie, Australian Nesting in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1774 21-09-1991 Arinya Farm, Dowerin Magpie-lark Nest in tall eucalypt around homestead. By Robert and Beth Boase
1775 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
1776 21-09-1991 Picnic Hill Magpie, Australian Nesting on Lee's property. By Ross McDougall
1777 21-09-1991 Salt Valley Road Echidna Sighted crossing over dirt road south of Salt Valley Road. By Elaine Hall
1778 20-09-1991 Toodyay townsite Cuckoo, Pallid Heard calling at 22:30 in town site. By Sam Cook
1779 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
1780 26-08-1991 West Toodyay Robin, Scarlet On river reserve. First sighting. By Max Howard

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