? Shaw Park, SEQ

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Subject: ? Shaw Park, SEQ
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 13:18:13 +1000
While living in France for a while, we used to have aperitifs on a park bench 
at the end of our cul de sac. The seat was under a street light, and regularly 
attracted bats during the summer. It was quite entertaining to watch them zip 
through the light after insects. They weren't averse to small pieces of cheese 
thrown into the air under the light. Our neighbours thought we were a bit 
crazy. Astute judges of character, the French.

Carl Clifford

> On 16 May 2015, at 9:01 am, "" 
> <> wrote:
> Hi Judith,
> They are most likely to be microbats. Many species from my experiences 
> footage around street lighting.
> They are great little creatures :-)
> Yours in all things "green"
> John Harris BASc, GDipEd
> Director - Wildlife Experiences P/L
> Principal Zoologist/Ecologist
> Nature Photographer
> Wildlife Guide
> Croydon, Vic
> 0409 090 955
> President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
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> From: "Judith L-A" <>
> To: <>, <>
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] ? Shaw Park, SEQ
> Date: Fri, May 15, 2015 23:59
> Tonight about 10 there was only one floodlight still on at the playing
> fields, in the carpark outside the box cafe near the tennis courts, so I
> parked under it. There were bugs, sure enough, & shortly several creatures
> about swallow-size began shooting through, tangentially to the
> light-source. Though too fast to get the bins on, the creatures flew
> through the light-glow with a very rapid fluttering motion. They were
> ventrally pale, & silent. Tail shape/length were not visible. There were at
> least 4 (max seen at any one time).
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> Judith
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