Friday, 7 November 2008

Sky Watch Friday

One of the best places to see grey headed flying foxes is near the duck pond in the Botanical Gardens. You'll know when you are getting close by the smell. They stink, but are fascinating to watch.
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22 comments:

dina said...

Oh this is so cool! Just glad you weren't standing right under them, Ann.

bitingmidge said...

.. and they are playing havoc with the palms too!

I had an olfactory flashback looking at this pic!Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Julie said...

Yep - they stink and they drop "stuff" and the ground beneath them is disgusting.

But they are fascinating ... and ever so hard to dislodge!

Good shot, Ann. Glad you did not call them bats ... even though they send me batty!

Sharon Ellery said...

Smelly things they are, but fascinating too. We have one that lives in the palm outside my youngest daughter's window. She loves to sit and watch him at dusk.

Sharon

Pearl Maple said...

Cool photos including the sky and local wildlife. Thanks for sharing your view of the sky with sky watch friday.

Annie said...

Ooh..bats...mmm...saw some in Toowoomba like that not long ago! They were so noisy...during the day! They also live not far from here along the river! And are usually noisy at night! Haven't noticed the smell so much , luckiliy!

Annie (Australia also)

Louise said...

What a sight. Have never seen anything like it in my life.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Mercy! That's a tree full of winged foxes! Have not seen those before. Stinky but interesting creatures, eh?

babooshka said...

This for me is an amazing sight. I would love to have one of those in my back yard.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've NEVER seen so many in one place!

Photo Cache said...

flying foxes, that's new to me, thanks for the education.

Islipian said...

flying FOXES?? they're not BATS?? cool shot!

Leedra said...

Never heard of them....we learn so much from blogging.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow facinating! Great photos!
Happy SWF!

Tabib said...

Oh.. I thought it some kind of fruits in that tree.

I have never seen this, thanks for sharing.

Saretta said...

Euuuuu! Sorry, but all I can say is euuuuu! They gross me out!

Coloradolady said...

amazing shots. This is really cool. I love it. Have a great weekend.

Sally said...

Fabby shot of those flying foxes! Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! are those ducks? I've never seen anything like this-cool! great skywatch!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow are those bats?! I have never seen or heard of them, great SWF

Becky said...

WOW! I have NEVER seen bats in the wild. We just don't have them around here. Raccoons, skunks, possums, deer, geese...those I see regularly (though the first three are often roadkill, sadly). Never bats. This is incredible! And not in a cave at night. That's interesting. (You can tell I obviously don't know a whole lot about bats!)