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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.

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# Date Location Species Notes
21 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Splendid Fairy-wren
22 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Striated Pardelote
23 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Western Thornbill
24 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Willie Wagtail
25 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Australian Wood-duck
26 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Weebill
27 02-06-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Toodyay Western Gerygone
28 01-06-2017 795 Bindoon Dewars Pool Road Red Tail Black Cockatoo Spotted 4 birds around a water trough, approx 3pm, but about 3 weeks ago Robyn spotted about 40 birds in same location
29 30-05-2017 Sandplain Road Carnaby Cockatoo Flock of over 30 birds flying from Vernon Hills into Mavis Jeffrey's Nature Reserve at about 3pm
30 27-05-2017 School footbridge Pelican 5.45pm - pelican flying upriver landing near bank downstream of footbridge. Immediately begins feeding, plunging bill into water and leaving head underwater for several seconds turned towards the underside of the bank and appears to capture something there to eat, then brings up head and swallows whatever it caught. Continued this same procedure every 3-5 seconds as it paddled under the bridge, then when 20 or so metres past the bridge paddled to the other side and repeated the process, then after coming back under the bridge paddled to the other side again. Evidently a very successful feedi
31 27-05-2017 Drummond Street west, gravel extension road Processionary Caterpillars Throughout May the larvae of the Bag-Shelter Moth have been on the move, crossing Drummond Street in congo-lines leaving silk threads as they go along the track they make. Early morning they can be found sleeping in a pile beside the footpath (have seen two piles so far). Initially the dense mat of grey hairs looked like the pelt of a silver tabby cat, until they started moving when the rays of sun reached them. Then the procession began again. Peter Robinson reported he once saw a congo-line 18 metres long.
32 15-05-2017 Church Gully Rd Coondle Wedge Tail Eagles Two eagles flying over valley North to South 12.30 pm. Cloudy day with showers. At times floating on the currents, beautiful.
33 07-05-2017 Millards Pool Carnaby,s cockatoo Large flock of about thirty birds flew overhead during a TFOR meeting
34 07-05-2017 129 Stirlingia Drive Fantail cuckoo Bird now a daily visitor
35 13-04-2017 Majestic Heights Red-tailed Black-cockatoo Flying to the west in the evening
36 11-04-2017 Ellendale Farm, off Stirlingia Drive Red-tailed Black-cockatoo At the dam. Number unknown
37 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.
38 06-04-2017 Rugged Hills Reticulated Velvet Gecko 3am - photographed by Geoff Boswell in his bathroom. Photo sent to Desrae Clarke.
39 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.
40 01-04-2017 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Gould's Wattle Bat Early evening, chasing insects

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