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. Please 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.
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The following information would be useful, if at all possible.
1) time of day?
2) weather conditions?
3) landscape eg: road verge, scrubland, breakaway country, high or low in a tree, etc, ?
4) what the creature was doing at the time of the sighting?
5) approximate size?
6) gender (if possible)?
7) colouration?
8) photographed?
9) any other interesting observation/s at the time of sighting?
10) for plants, the surrounding growth, number of plants and their general condition, is it a wetland?

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# Date Location Species Notes
1 29-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Toadlet, Gunther's (Pseudophryne guentheri) Correct identification of species previously noted as Glauert�s froglets. Two in the bath last night and another one this morning.
2 29-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa Last night I found a dead creature (not sure if a legless lizard or blind snake-lizard I think) in my lounge room. I put it in the garden on the edge of the veranda. Just now I�ve watched one of the resident bobtails eat it. Started at one end and swallowed it down like a piece of spaghetti.
3 28-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Butcherbird, Grey Behind house. Has not been there for years. Sightings are rare these days - maybe the Pied Butcherbird has impact
4 27-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Burrowing-frog, Spotted (Heleioporus albopunctatus) Mid evening. Photo taken.
5 26-11-2021 Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, Chidlow Bettong, Brush-tailed (Wyolie) Sighted (and possibly photographed) by a number of TNC members during an excursion to Karakamia. These small marsupials are listed as 'Critically Endangered'
6 26-11-2021 Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, Chidlow Wallaby, Tammar (Macropus eugenii) Seen (and possibly photographed) by a number of members during an excursion to Karakamia.
7 26-11-2021 Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, Chidlow Bandicoot, Southern Brown (Quenda) Seen (and possibly photographed) by a number of members during a excursion
8 26-11-2021 Karakamia sanctuary Possum, Common Brushtail Several in a tree, possibly 4 or 5. Two were initially on the ground but climbed up. Seen by several members.
9 26-11-2021 Karakamia Spider, Leaf curling Pointed out by guide on night walk. Very intricate web with curled dry leaf in which the spider hides. Also saw a Christmas spider.
10 21-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Eagle, Wedge-tailed Single bird. Over farmland next door. Very windy day.
11 20-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Kestrel, Australian (Nankeen) Near intersection with Hemiandra Place
12 20-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Monitor, Black-tailed (Varanus tristis tristis) Front veranda. Adult. Just cruising along
13 18-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Echidna Just west of caravan park. Headed into the bush on the racecourse side of road. By Bridget Leggett
14 17-11-2021 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Thornbill sp. Nesting in a succulent plant on verandah, saw chicks in the nest this evening around 5.30PM, adult bird flying to and from nest earlier.
15 17-11-2021 Toodyay Rd Spoonbill, Yellow-billed In the swamp next to James Cottage, near Northam Rd turnoff
16 16-11-2021 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Boobook, Southern (Ninox boobook); Mopoke Heard about 10.30PM
17 16-11-2021 Panorama View, Hoddys well Bee-eater, Rainbow Two birds chasing off a bobtail which was walking close to their nest in the ground, about 8AM
18 16-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Froglet, Glauert's (Crinia glauerti) In the bath again, but this time there were four all together. Usually it's just one at a time. The next day there was another one which appeared during the day. Always before they have arrived at night. I think they're Glauert's froglets.
19 14-11-2021 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Parrot, Elegant On the bird bath drinking, female 2PM
20 14-11-2021 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) A group of at least 12, male and female around the birdbaths about 6PM

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