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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Going Batty

On Sunday we went out to see the huge bats (or Flying Foxes) roosting in their thousands in trees on the banks of the River Yarra in Melbourne. Each night at dusk they take off over the city in a dark cloud of flapping wings - rather like something out of 'Twilight'.
I have to say they never cease to amaze me - they look like large money bags all hooked up on the branches.
This one above has quite a cute face actually!

Look at their huge wingspan!

Here were are - my daughter and I taking them all in...
The last time I posted about these incredible bats was the day before my Mother in Law was leaving Melbourne after a stay here!! See HERE.

(All photography by Mr SE)


  1. Absolutely amazing Sarah, and fantastic photography by MrSE!! We have bats in the fruit trees near us, and it's funny how so many of us are talking about their presence, particularly hearing them so clearly at night.
    Thank you for the nature study, amazing what you see when you stop to enjoy it!Claire :-)

  2. OMG, I have never seen bats. The lonely one has his eyes open. They look a bit frightening too. We have bats here also, but not the size you show. I checked your post from your MIL leaving. Ha, haa ;)

  3. Anyone who can relax by hanging upside down in a tree by their toes has my absolute respect!

  4. I forgot about those bats... They amaze me. You see the most wonderful things in Australia. I especially love the birdlife. Great pics by MrSE Sarah!
    Jeanne :)

  5. I love the bats too. In the Royal Botanical Gardens here in Sydney there are thousands. It is absolutely amazing and noisy. At night in the city they fly across the sky like an invasion. I'm not sure where they are going though. My little boy is terrified of them though. I think they are cute up close.

  6. Would have loved to see them IRL for myself. Our local ones are tiny, and they hide during daytime. I only see them at night when they fly around over our backyard.

  7. Love the photos, Semi Expat.

    As close to bats as I think I will ever get :-)

    Have a great weekend.

    SSG xxx

  8. What a delight this post is. I love bats. They're such incredibly interesting, and misunderstood creatures.

  9. I LOVE flying foxes. They are so creepy, but I can't seem to take my eyes off them at the same time. They have taken over the trees here in Sydney's Botanic Gardens. The sad part is that they are moving more and more south because apparently their land up north is becoming compromised.

  10. Wow! I find them fascinating!

  11. OMG!!! This is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen on Blogger, haha!

    So intriguing. What an experience, thanks for sharing!




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