2015-01-30

140921 Flying foxes in Ballina

Queensland, Australia 2014-09-05--09-25

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Grey-headed flying fox

Grey-headed flying fox and a smaller Black flying fox


Grey-headed flying fox and a smaller Black flying fox (black fruit bat)
© NF Photos 140921 Ballina, New_South_Wales, Australia

Grey-headed flying fox and a smaller Black flying fox (black fruit bat)

These guys came in for a good days sleep. They been out and about all night. There are two species. Rather many of the larger Grey-headed flying fox but only 5 of the smaller Black flying fox. It was fun watching them and it seemed to please our guides as well. Nobody had thought of leaving too fast. We did see them going out to hunt for food last night. Big dark shapes flying the air. And it was not birds. I was not prepared for that so I was quite confused for a while. And, take a look at their feet and hooks on the wings. I would not want to get too close to an angry bat. :)

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10 comments:

  1. Ow wow, what a sight to see both hanging there and in flight.. Awesome shots of these black fruit bats.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. WOW. Fantastic image of the Flying Fox. Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. What cool critters! A great sighting.

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  4. Snygga bilder! De är så söta!

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  5. Pretty cool! I guess they go out looking for fruit?
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  6. The flying foxes are so fascinating!

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  7. I have been following a rescue organization in Australia for fruit bats as they have been having terrible heat stress and these bats are caught up in fruit tree netting and in fences because they eat fruit. But without them, there wouldn't be much fruit as they are good pollinators too. They are cute as babies and my late friend rehabbed them and said how smart they are...Michelle

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  8. How interesting! I've never seen a Flying Fox!

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