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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
1741 01-02-1989 Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped In wandoo thicket near house. By D Harwood
1742 01-02-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Seen crossing road near Glen Avon. By Chris Miles
1743 01-02-1989 Harper Road Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) By D Watson.
1744 30-01-1989 Glen Avon Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
1745 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
1746 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.
1747 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.
1748 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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