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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
1781 16-08-1990 Toodyay Parrot, Port Lincoln Excessive number in district causing damage to general environment. Reported to Wayne Clarke by Wally Chitty
1782 16-08-1990 Toodyay Fox, Red and Feral cats Excessive numbers in the district. Hector Wood. He will write to APB.
1783 15-08-1990 West Coondle Reserve Flycatcher, Restless One bird sighted in wandoo. Listed as scarce in Avon Valley book, and Jim Masters' and Lindsay Milhinch's paper in 'Emu'. First sighting in this reserve since commencement of records from 10/04/1990. By Max Howard
1784 15-08-1990 Woodendale Farm, Toodyay Duck, Mountain Only two chicks left from original clutch of six. By Ray Paynter
1785 15-08-1990 Avon River, Toodyay townsite Spoonbill,Yellow-billed six birds sighted. By Doreen Morrow
1786 09-08-1990 Avon River, Toodyay townsite Teal, Grey Of original clutch of five there is only one left following the Avon Descent. By Doreen Morrow
1787 06-08-1990 Toodyay Event Avon Descent Boat Race. Mountain ducks and water birds in general. Much comment on this year's race re disturbance to waterfowl. Clutches of eight and ten chicks disappeared altogether after race. Another clutch of eight chicks was reduced to two. By Jim Masters
1788 31-07-1990 Toodyay Jacksonia decumbins Recorded by Ray Paynter
1789 31-07-1990 Toodyay Davesia microphylla Recorded by Ray Paynter
1790 24-07-1990 Toodyay Allocasuarina drummondiana Extension of range from Wongan Hills. By Ray Paynter
1791 19-07-1990 Woodendale Farm, Toodyay Duck, Mountain Six chicks just out of nest sighted. By Ray Paynter
1792 12-07-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Appearing more often in recent years. By Jim Masters
1793 12-07-1990 York area Triller, White-winged One male in ellipse plumage flushed from paddock. About third time sighted in winter since 19? By Jim Masters
1794 16-06-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Fox, Red One on back verandah at Seabrook homestead. Sighted at 0900, then ran away, to return 30 minutes later. By Lindsay Milhinch.
1795 12-06-1990 Toodyay-Red Hill Road Marri (Eucalyptus marginata) Significant number of trees in heavy bloom. By Max Howard
1796 09-06-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Heron, White-faced Seventy-three on dams at Glen Avon. They commenced congregating in May and reached a peak of 73 in first week of June. Within a week most had dispersed. By Jim Masters
1797 03-06-1990 West Coondle Reserve Thornbill, Yellow-rumped A pair building a nest about a month early. Deserted before completion. By Max Howard
1798 03-06-1990 Seabrook, via Northam Curlew, Little One bird around homestead at Seabrook. Seemed to have damaged wing. By Lindsay Milhinch
1799 15-05-1990 Glen Avon, Toodyay-Northam Road Bustard, Australian Single bird on Glen Avon. First sighting for 30 years. Bad locust plague in the district at this time and this may have caused the bird to venture this far south. Also report of five birds at Gingin. By Jim Masters
1800 15-05-1990 Coondle West Road Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) First sighting for four and a half months. By Dorothy Harwood

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