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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
21 16-10-2016 Stirlingia Drive, just west of Caravan Park Echidna Young echidna crossing road. This is in the region that we HAD 'Echidna Crossing' signs installed
22 11-10-2016 Katrine church Rainbow bee eater Three bee eaters in trees and two of them busy with nest in ground near entrance gate. Last seen here in February after successful rearing of family. Very vocal in trees around.
23 11-10-2016 Millards Pool Australian Pelican Two on dead tree, top end of main pool
24 05-10-2016 6 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay Rufus whistler Rufus has been a regular visitor to our garden this past week or so - and his song is extraordinary.
25 03-10-2016 Viewed from cliff near hide bilharziasis walk Long necked turtle Six large individuals in river at base of cliff at corner near hide on Saturday 10am
26 03-10-2016 Viewed from cliff near hide bilharziasis walk Long necked turtle Six large individuals in river at base of cliff at corner near hide on Saturday 10am
27 27-09-2016 Boyagerring Brook near school kookaburra 7.30am. Two kookaburras - saw one calling, could hear the other one answering.
28 25-09-2016 Above Mt Anderson Wedge tailed eagles Two eagles flying in a thermal high above Mt Anderson. Alerted to their presence by the calls and agitated flying of a number of pairs of ravens. Sighting from 6 Mt Anderson Street.
29 23-09-2016 Mt Anderson street Carnaby cockatoos Small flock of 4 birds flying overhead around midday.
30 11-09-2016 6 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay bob tailed goanna Two sightings of goannas in the garden resting under plants. The first sightings this season.
31 07-09-2016 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay, near library Pelican Large adult bird, flying low and slow towards Newcastle Bridge, looking left and right as if for food, water and a landing site.
32 07-09-2016 6 Mt Anderson Street, Toodyay gwardar snake Baby gwardar on brick terrace in the sun that had caught itself under the hose. Wriggled away when hose lifted.
33 18-08-2016 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights, Toodyay Echidna 4pm -small Echidna crossing the road and on into the bush.Not photographed.
34 08-08-2016 795 bindoon dewars pool road carnaby cockatoos Adult male and female going through the mating routine, first time I had witnessed this. Female making baby feed me noises, male fed the female four to five times, male making normal cocky noises while feeding. Then approaching female and mounting her and mating.
35 28-05-2016 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Restless Flycatcher First time at our home. Working their way across the western end of our property.
36 01-05-2016 Wandoo Circle, Toodyay Elegant parrots A pair on the birdbath drinking at about 2-3PM. Timid around the other birds.
37 01-05-2016 Wandoo Circle, Toodyay Western Spinebill Drinking and bathing in the birdbath
38 17-04-2016 Hoddywell, Toodyay Carnaby Cockatoos A flock of approximately 20 feeding on Marri trees. At least 1 younger bird being fed by others.
39 12-03-2016 Racecourse Road, Toodyay Barn Owl Near railway crossing. at 9.30pm, sitting on a post peering intently into the grass
40 10-03-2016 Drummond Street west, gravel extension road Spitfire Sawflies (hairy caterpillars) Counted about 160 grubs end on end lying across the road. They may have slept in this position overnight, if that's what they do. As the sun came up and touched the grubs they slowly started to wake up - between 7-7.30am.

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