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
1821 15-07-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Pigeon, Crested Large flock sighted in farmland. Usually only a few. By David Pitcher
1822 20-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Eagle, Wedge-tailed Pair sighted by Dawn Atwell
1823 20-05-1989 Meenah Nature Reserve Cuckoo, Pallid First for the season. Jim Masters
1824 20-05-1989 Toodyay Bronzewing, Common Several reports of larger numbers than usual
1825 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
1826 01-05-1989 Julimar Road, Julimar Glow Worms Observed at night by Maxine Walker
1827 01-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Glow Worms Observed by Dawn Atwell
1828 30-04-1989 Julimar Forest Currawong, Grey Heard by Sam Cook
1829 15-04-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Shelduck, Australian (Mountain Duck) A pair. Have been returning to mate for many years. Ray Paynter
1830 01-04-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Frogmouth, Tawny By Denis Sparks
1831 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
1832 01-02-1989 Sandspring Road, Julimar Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Three asleep in house garden. Sighted by Maxine Walker
1833 01-02-1989 Glen Avon Miner, Yellow-throated Seemed to arrive at Glen Avon with flowering of the Marri Jim Masters
1834 01-02-1989 Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped In wandoo thicket near house. By D Harwood
1835 01-02-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Seen crossing road near Glen Avon. By Chris Miles
1836 01-02-1989 Harper Road Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) By D Watson.
1837 30-01-1989 Glen Avon Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
1838 17-02-1972 Clackline Sandswimmer, Broad-banded Young local naturalist Neville Laneís 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 Clubís natural history sighting records.
1839 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.
1840 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

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