Skywatch Friday 19th February 2016 Tewantin 6.40pm


© irene waters 2016


Every evening between 1/4 to 7 and 7pm the flying foxes fly over our house in three distinct strands to their feeding spot on the other side of the river. We thought there were a lot but nothing prepared us for the number that flew over the marina at Tewantin.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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21 Responses to Skywatch Friday 19th February 2016 Tewantin 6.40pm

  1. ChristineR says:

    😮 Do they make a noise, Irene? I thought the flocks of corellas were bad at Mortlake, but geez that looks horrendous!

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Bats are very cool, but that’s too many! Actually not – the last I heard we (US) has been losing a lot of bats, whole colonies. It’s great that there are still huge colonies someplace in the world…

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  3. It’s like an Alfred Hitchcock film. O_o

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  4. And you stood outside to get a photo? I’d have run inside and scrambled under the bed at the sight of the first bat. Though I do understand how good they are for the environment. But still, a million of them overhead? Yikes!

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  5. Great photos Irene 😀

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    That’s amazing! I get a few in summer that dip and dive around the yard, but nothing like that!

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