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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

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 17-12-2018 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Bobtails At least 8-10. They’re here every day and have been for years. There are at least 2 new juveniles this season. Most of them have a few ticks but still look healthy. Last year I took a couple to Kanyana with the ‘flu’ like symptoms but after treatment I brought them home, as well as some extras which needed rehoming. They’re mostly quite habituated to me and climb over my feet or try to climb up my leg. A bit scratchy!
2 09-12-2018 Wilkerson Rd West Toodyay Splendid fairy wrens A pair in breeding colours. They are regular residents. Have been here for years.
3 08-12-2018 Wilkerson rd west Toodyay Tawny frogmouth On branch of dead tree in front garden at night
4 02-12-2018 Wilkerson rd west Toodyay Varanasi tristus Inside the cupboard under my laundry sink! Don’t know how he got inside, may have been there for a while. After about an hour he made his way to the back door and stayed there while I slowly slid it open and he went quite calmly into the back yard. An interesting afternoon. I got a photo. He was about 60cm long and looked quite mature.
5 29-11-2018 Majestic Heights Bee-eater, Rainbow Seen and heard flying around.
6 29-11-2018 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay 6566 Bobtail A small Bobtail with a 'pointy tail, that is well known to us and known as Little Girl, visited today. She took several small pieces of apple from my fingers, would have liked to touch my toes and had a drink of water from a plant base. She had three very large ticks on her with two on her back and one on the (L) side of the mouth. Her (L) eye wasn't opening as much as the (R) but did not look infected, etc.
7 28-11-2018 Majestic Heights Tree-creeper, Rufous Around the house for days
8 28-11-2018 Salt Valley Road, Toodyay 6566 Carpet python Brett McCormich has reported a resident Carpet Python. He has relocated it twice to a nearby reserve but it returns to rest on a lounge on the verandah or climb down a veranda post or climb through bushes. He will leave it around his house and not try to relocate it again. Brett has videoed the Carpet Python.
9 21-11-2018 Forrest Street, Northam 6401 Varanus tristus Brett from Northam read of this monitor species in the Toodyay Herald and was delighted to report how it ran between his legs then up a wall. He was amazed at the speed and agility of the animal. He emphasised, several times, that it was in good condition and how he never seen one before..
10 21-11-2018 Forrest Street, Northam 6401 Varanus tristus Brett from Northam read of this monitor species in the Toodyay Herald and was delighted to report how it ran between his legs then up a wall. He was amazed at the speed and agility of the animal. He emphasised, several times, that it was in good condition and how he never seen one before..
11 18-11-2018 310 Church gully Rfd Varanus Tristus Two black monitors mating on green grass mat just under a house window. Noon, sunny but windy.
12 18-11-2018 310 Church gully Rfd Varanus Tristus Black monitor, half size of other 2 living here. Outside in windwill paddock, nearly walked on it. Sat looking for a long time. Sunny, windy about 12.10 pm
13 15-11-2018 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay 6566 Australian Raven From quite early in the morning, 5.30am, the ravens are congregating in extremely large numbers and circling all around the area. As there is a large number of grasshoppers observed at present could this be the reason especially with the young birds requiring feed. It is noted, from the calls and their inability to land securely on tree branches, that a good percentage of the birds are this year's young.
14 15-11-2018 129 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay 6566 Gould's Monitor The Gould's monitors are, again, burrowing in the sand area of the garden beneath the driveway. the male with the tip of his tail missing has been sighted plus two very slender ?female animals. The frequently lay on the driveway and bask.
15 13-11-2018 Fargo Way, Toodyay 6566 Gould's monitor John McCoy phoned re the monitor as he thought it may have been the monitor featured in the November edition of The Herald. He was given the differences that the two monitors have to each other. No photo.
16 13-11-2018 Sandplain Road, Toodyay 6566 Gwardar John McCoy reported a sighting of a banded gwardar as a road kill on Sandplain Road. the reptile was approximately a metre in length and had a black head. No photo taken.
17 12-11-2018 Majestic Heights Raven, Australian > 30 birds gathered, and making lots of noise. Summise that they are mostly young birds, and are feeding on grasshoppers that are currently en-masse
18 01-11-2018 12 Drummond Street, Toodyay Mopoke (Boobook owl) Heard calling at 10.30pm
19 17-10-2018 Church Gully Road, Toodyay Rufus Whistler Up in tree above water tanks 16.15 hrs warm sunny afternoon and been calling most of the day.
20 11-10-2018 Julimar Road Snake Unsure of species have photo

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