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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
1401 28-01-1990 Ellendale Farm, Folewood Road, Toodyay Sheep, Domestic 108mm rain fell in 24 hours. 110 sheep perished on the property, from the cold!
1402 20-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Eagle, Wedge-tailed Pair sighted by Dawn Atwell
1403 20-05-1989 Meenah Nature Reserve Cuckoo, Pallid First for the season. Jim Masters
1404 20-05-1989 Toodyay Bronzewing, Common Several reports of larger numbers than usual
1405 20-05-1989 Avon River, Toodyay Springs Doreen Morrow observed springs rising in the river and it is rising in places although there has been no rain. Jim Masters advised this was due to lowering of the temperature. Ray Paynter advised this seemed to occur from March onwards. Mavis Jefferey said there were always two springs at Kaynsham that rise about the end of March
1406 01-05-1989 Julimar Road, Julimar Glow Worms Observed at night by Maxine Walker
1407 01-05-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Glow Worms Observed by Dawn Atwell
1408 30-04-1989 Julimar Forest Currawong, Grey Heard by Sam Cook
1409 15-04-1989 Woodendale Farm, Woodendale Road Shelduck, Australian (Mountain Duck) A pair. Have been returning to mate for many years. Ray Paynter
1410 01-04-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Frogmouth, Tawny By Denis Sparks
1411 01-03-1989 Glen Avon Eagle, Wedge-tailed Two sighted. Jim Masters advised they have about a 10km radius, and mate for life. There are about nine separate pairs in the Toodyay-Bolgart area. Sighting by J Ballard
1412 01-02-1989 Sandspring Road, Julimar Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Three asleep in house garden. Sighted by Maxine Walker
1413 01-02-1989 Glen Avon Miner, Yellow-throated Seemed to arrive at Glen Avon with flowering of the Marri Jim Masters
1414 30-01-1989 Glen Avon Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
1415 22-09-1942 West Toodyay Galah Historical data - Donnelly Diaries. 22.09.1942 Mrs Emma Donnelly sighted three Galahs on the family property. Galahs were a rare sight but moved west and south as agricultural land was cleared for farming. g
1416 31-01-1941 Station House, Toodyay Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 31 Jan. 1941, p.1 A young eagle hawk paid a visit to the Station House on Sunday morning last at break of day after his breakfast, but was disturbed by the owner. He again returned an hour later to be again frustrated, but this time he made a direct line across to Mr. Joe Purser's chickens. The hawk now has a permanent residence up the tree in Joe's backyard, he having disposed of him per medium of the gun with which Joe has few rivals in this town.
1417 08-05-1931 Bolgart Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 8 May 1931, p.4 Bolqart News. A Record ? The chief item of interest in Bolgart in recent weeks was the shooting of two eagle hawks by Mr. Dalas Waters, of Bolgart; the largest of the two being reported to have measured 7ft. 4in. from tip to tip. Surely this is almost a record. According to the claws and heads they must have been two very fine birds.
1418 22-03-1929 Whitfield's property, possibly Knockdominie Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 22 Mar. 1929, p.1 Eaglehawks. Turkeys destroyed. Many arguments have been advanced in the press of late for and against the destruction of several of our native birds and animals, notably the emu, the kangaroo and the eagle hawk, some arguing that these species should he protected and others contending that they should be treated as vermin and destroyed. In the midst of these arguments, which have at times become some what heated, five or six eagle hawks descended on the farm yard of Mrs. Whitfield, a couple of miles from Toodyay, one day during the week, to give a practical

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