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. 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

Log a sighting

# Date Location Species Notes
1781 17-01-1990 West Toodyay Pigeon, Crested Nesting pair with one young in dense hakea bush around omestead. Cyclonic depression end of January killed chick. By Max Howard.
1782 29-11-1989 Bindoon Springs Conospermum triplinervilin (Smokebush) In flower. By Ray Paynter.
1783 19-11-1989 Toodyay townsite Honeyeater, Brown Nest built in cane lantern on back verandah. Doreen Morrow.
1784 18-11-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Event Aurora Australis - Very good sightings. Chris Miles, Jenny Ballard, Ruth & Lindsay Milhinch. Also good sighting Toodyay-Goomalling Road, Beryl and Fred Boase. Very good sighting at Glen Avon between 2115-2200 hrs. Best since the 1940s. Jim Masters.
1785 15-11-1989 Bindoon Springs Banksia menziesii Spectacular flowering. By Ry Paynter.
1786 21-10-1989 Julimar Springs Swamphen, Purple Birds nesting. By David Pitcher
1787 30-09-1989 York townsite Corella, Little Large flocks observed over lengthy period. By Chris Miles. (Seen only periodically at Seabrook - Lindsay Milhinch)
1788 15-07-1989 Northam Golf Course Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Sighted by Jim Masters
1789 15-07-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Pigeon, Crested Large flock sighted in farmland. Usually only a few. By David Pitcher
1790 20-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Eagle, Wedge-tailed Pair sighted by Dawn Atwell
1791 20-05-1989 Meenah Nature Reserve Cuckoo, Pallid First for the season. Jim Masters
1792 20-05-1989 Toodyay Bronzewing, Common Several reports of larger numbers than usual
1793 20-05-1989 Avon River, Toodyay Springs Doreen Morrow observed springs rising in the river and it is rising in places although there has been no rain. Jim Masters advised this was due to lowering of the temperature. Ray Paynter advised this seemed to occur from March onwards. Mavis Jefferey said there were always two springs at Kaynsham that rise about the end of March
1794 01-05-1989 Julimar Road, Julimar Glow Worms Observed at night by Maxine Walker
1795 01-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Glow Worms Observed by Dawn Atwell
1796 30-04-1989 Julimar Forest Currawong, Grey Heard by Sam Cook
1797 15-04-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Shelduck, Australian (Mountain Duck) A pair. Have been returning to mate for many years. Ray Paynter
1798 01-04-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Frogmouth, Tawny By Denis Sparks
1799 01-03-1989 Glen Avon Eagle, Wedge-tailed Two sighted. Jim Masters advised they have about a 10km radius, and mate for life. There are about nine separate pairs in the Toodyay-Bolgart area. Sighting by J Ballard
1800 01-02-1989 Sandspring Road, Julimar Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Three asleep in house garden. Sighted by Maxine Walker

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