Last winter, we walked in Parramatta Park just on dusk. We paused on the footbridge to admire the silhouettes of the grand old trees in the fading light. A squabbling and screeching of ‘birds’ rippled the shadows.
Slowly we realised the heavy boughs were in fact covered with the hanging pods of hundreds of roosting flying foxes. A creepy fascination held me fast to the spot to watch them.
Flying foxes are larger than a bat and have a furry face like a fox. They eat pollen, nectar and fruit. The colony in Parramatta Park is of grey-headed flying foxes. More photos and information here.
Weekly Photo Challenge, ‘Silhouette’
Photo taken 11 August 2013 with my old Canon PowerShot A550
Footbridge over Parramatta River, near Byrnes Ave, Parramatta Park
Parramatta, in the Greater Sydney area, New South Wales, Australia