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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.

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 07-05-2017 Millards Pool Carnaby,s cockatoo Large flock of about thirty birds flew overhead during a TFOR meeting
2 07-05-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Fantail cuckoo Bird now a daily visitor
3 13-04-2017 Majestic Heights Red-tailed Black-cockatoo Flying to the west in the evening
4 11-04-2017 Ellendale Farm, off Stirlingia Drive Red-tailed Black-cockatoo At the dam. Number unknown
5 10-04-2017 310 Church Gully Rd Red Capped Robin 0730 hrs clear chrisp morning. Two seem flying in and out of Grevillia olive shrubs.
6 06-04-2017 Rugged Hills Reticulated Velvet Gecko 3am - photographed by Geoff Boswell in his bathroom. Photo sent to Desrae Clarke.
7 06-04-2017 49 Ridley Place, Rugged Hills, Toodyay. Small Bat 10am-photographed-very small bat of query species. Found within a BBQ that was covered. Sighted by Geoff Boswell.
8 01-04-2017 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Gould's Wattle Bat Early evening, chasing insects
9 22-03-2017 Flying downstream over Connor Bridge Yellow spoonbill 7.50am - a lone bird flying downstream in the vicinity of Connor Bridge.
10 18-03-2017 Avon River-Toodyay West Bridge Yellow Spoonbill 7.45am - Up to 25 birds wading downstream from the West Toodyay Bridge. Sunny weather - no photo taken.
11 17-03-2017 Northam Rd Toodyay side of Katrine turnoff Wedge tail eagle Clear sunny day 1300 hrs two flying around in search of food
12 22-02-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Gould's monitor 4pm - warm still day - Juvenile Gould's Monitor of 22 cms in length moved through sandy area of bush garden to beneath a prostrate Eremophila; it disappeared into a small hole in the sand. Although it did not move in any haste it was unable to be photographed.
13 20-02-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Broad-banded Sandswimmer 6.15pm - no photograph - 22cm in length - complete tail - light brown in colour with darker brown bandings. Was very active and disappeared in sand beneath a dense shrub in the garden.
14 26-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Scarlet Robin Three scarlet robins sheltering from the heat at our front door. 41 degrees. Have pot plant saucers filled with water at the door, and they stand in the water
15 16-01-2017 Avon River, Toodyay, upstream from Newcastle Bridge Spoonbills Group of 11 adults, feeding in a river pool, near 14 Drummond Street, at 8.30am. Got shots of Spoonbills, which flew upstream, when I got too close with camera. Two Pied Cormorants stayed put, on log in river.
16 16-01-2017 Mt Anderson Street rainbow bee-eaters About 10am - flock of rainbow bee-eaters sitting on the telegraph line and flying around the street. Couldn't count the number as I was coming out of our driveway and going down the street. Have never seen so many at the same time.
17 16-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Broad-banded Sandswimmer Approximately 6.30pm an orange coloured ground colour with brown bandings. Photos taken of what appeared to be of adult length; the little reptile was not eager to rush away. Had a complete tail and appeared to be in excellent health. It was obviously the little creature that woke us several evenings beforehand as it was locked on the back verandah and made quite a racket on the window sill.
18 15-01-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Scarlet Robin and Striated Pardelote Very, very hot weather! Water left on the front verandah as the birds were attempting to shelter and would stand in the flat bowls of water. There appeared to be two tiny robins included as they were heavily downed.
19 09-12-2016 12 Drummons Street, Toodyay Calyptorhynchus latirostris (Carnaby's Black Cockatoo) We had a small family group of five Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) visit us in Drummond Street, Toodyay, on 9 December 2016, just after 9.30am. We had been sort of expecting them to visit the garden, because, two years ago, in November, a similar group of five found our Sea Urchin Hakea (Hakea petiolaris) to their liking. The shrub is quite near the back entrance to the house. In December 2014, I reported this first visit and a photo of one bird to Chittering Landcare, as I knew they were interested in new food sources used by these birds. Sue Metcalfe responded: “
20 12-11-2016 Ellendale Farm, Folewood Road Two Wedge-tailed Eagles Being chased by the usual entourage

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