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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. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification those hard to identify creatures

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# Date Location Species Notes
1421 28-03-1990 Julimar Springs Parrot, Red-capped One bird in garden. First sighting for three years. By Marion Pitcher
1422 15-03-1990 16km north of York Eagle, Wedge-tailed Two adults and two young birds, flying over farmland. By Bill Hamersley
1423 14-03-1990 Toodyay Wallaby, Tammar A rare sighting in the Toodyay area. Last recorded in 1958. By Jim Masters
1424 14-03-1990 16km north of York Duck, Black Two adults with young non farm dam. By Bill Hamersley
1425 13-03-1990 Pierce's Lake, Meenar Grebe, Little Six pairs nesting. By Jim Masters
1426 11-03-1990 Northam Town Weir Duck, Freckled Two sighted on tea-tree island in the Avon River. By Jim Masters
1427 03-03-1990 Toodyay-Northam-York areas Various birds RAOU Duck Count - numbers down on previous years due to heavy summer rains. 31 species sighted. By Jim Masters
1428 28-02-1990 Avon River, Between Goomalling & Bolgart Bridges Eurasian Coot Possibly pushed down by the floods. D Morrow
1429 27-02-1990 Toodyay-Northam Road Spoonbill,Yellow-billed Greatly increased numbers sighted between Northam and Toodyay. Ray Paynter
1430 26-02-1990 Toodyay townsite Stimson's Python Observed in garden (reported as Childrens Python). By Lyn Johnson
1431 22-02-1990 Julimar Road Wallaby, Brush-tailed Sighting numbers increased along the road. Marg Larner
1432 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!
1433 17-01-1990 West Toodyay Pigeon, Crested Nesting pair with one young in dense hakea bush around omestead. Cyclonic depression end of January killed chick. By Max Howard.
1434 29-11-1989 Bindoon Springs Conospermum triplinervilin (Smokebush) In flower. By Ray Paynter.
1435 19-11-1989 Toodyay townsite Honeyeater, Brown Nest built in cane lantern on back verandah. Doreen Morrow.
1436 18-11-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Event Aurora Australis - Very good sightings. Chris Miles, Jenny Ballard, Ruth & Lindsay Milhinch. Also good sighting Toodyay-Goomalling Road, Beryl and Fred Boase. Very good sighting at Glen Avon between 2115-2200 hrs. Best since the 1940s. Jim Masters.
1437 15-11-1989 Bindoon Springs Banksia menziesii Spectacular flowering. By Ry Paynter.
1438 21-10-1989 Julimar Springs Swamphen, Purple Birds nesting. By David Pitcher
1439 30-09-1989 York townsite Corella, Little Large flocks observed over lengthy period. By Chris Miles. (Seen only periodically at Seabrook - Lindsay Milhinch)
1440 15-07-1989 Northam Golf Course Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Sighted by Jim Masters

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