Cairns: Look! Up in the air…

Many of the lovely trees near where I’m staying in Cairns are home to flying foxes — or bats as most of us call them. These cute critters hang out (quite literally!) all day then start waking just as the sun is setting. Then off they go to hunt for the evening. While it’s undeniably cool to see so many bats flying at dusk, photographing them does result in somewhat grainy images.

Some of the locals like having the bats here. Those with cars parked underneath, however, have a rather different opinion. These guys are quite messy!

Of course, bats aren’t the only things that fly. So here are some photos of the some of the birds I saw while waiting for the bats to do their thing.

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