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
21 14-11-2021 Wilkerson Rd Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa Front veranda. After about three days of a male following a female around the veranda and garden, they engaged in mating right at my feet. He held her with a bite for over four minutes then deposited his sperm. No shame! Later in the day they were both back, but so was another male, So there was a good deal of running and chasing and a very brief bitey fight. I videoed the first encounter.
22 13-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Gecko, Reticulated Velvet (Hesperoedura reticulata) Two, one definitely a male, on dining ceiling. Had been upset with each other (they made a squelching noise, often heard and observed).
23 09-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Martin, Tree Very windy - must be stirring up the insects
24 09-11-2021 Avon River, Donkey Crossing Pool Pelican, Australian Eight pelicans on a fallen tree, photographed.
25 09-11-2021 Avon River, Donkey Crossing Pool Shelduck, Australian; Duck, Mountain Together with pelicans and cormorants. Far left in the pelican photo can be seen A Shelduck. Photographed.
26 09-11-2021 Avon River, Donkey Crossing Pool Cormorant, Little Pied Juvenile with pelicans and shelducks. Photographed.
27 08-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa Two skinks, one juvenile one adult, fossicking under eremophilas for flowers
28 04-11-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) Very large flock 20 plus flew over our house. We don't normally have numbers like this - maybe up to 10
29 03-11-2021 Boyagering Brook, Foggarthorpe Hakea preissii Red flowering form in contrast to normal cream colour from reveg. site
30 30-10-2021 Racecourse Road, Toodyay Heron, White-faced In tree near dam, just west of the railway crossing.
31 28-10-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Kingfisher, Sacred Two days in a row
32 26-10-2021 Wilkerson Rd Black Cockatoo, White-tailed (Carnaby's) For several days a few (3-5) passing over the property. Usually they stop for a short time in a large wandoo, calling, and then fly off towards the north, possibly to Rugged Hills Reserve.
33 25-10-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Shrike-thrush, Grey At the back verandah door. Frequenting this area now - perhaps a nest nearby.
34 25-10-2021 Wilkerson Rd Frog species The mystery. For three of the last four nights, usually in the early hours, but today in the afternoon, very small frogs appear in my bath. They can�t climb up the side of it and there�s nowhere they can get in, apart from coming through the little gaps in the plug hole, which don�t seem big enough. The frogs are approximately 3cm long and quite plump and the holes are only about half a cm in diameter. From Brian Bush�s book, I think they are Glauert�s froglets. They have a slightly nobbly skin, with light orange patterns near the head and rear end. I relocate them to the garden.
35 25-10-2021 Wilkerson Rd Kangaroo, Western Grey Every day. Most of the females have full pouches and there are some joeys hopping about.
36 24-10-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Bee-eater, Rainbow Getting in before the weather changes - again
37 24-10-2021 Wilkerson Rd Skink, Shingleback; Skink, Bobtail; Tiliqua rugusa rugosa Having a drink from a bowl on the veranda. One of the regulars. Warm day.
38 24-10-2021 Wilkerson Rd Scrubwren, White-browed Front garden and veranda. Very busy and seem to be getting more bold around me. I�ve wondered if they�re building a nest but so far haven�t found one.
39 23-10-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Robin, Red-capped In a bird bath
40 22-10-2021 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights Bronze-cuckoo, Shining Persistent calling

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