Flying fox.

 Behind the post office in town the bats have arrived, into a sparse camphor canopy. Much fanning during the hour I observed them.
I have not seen them in this spot of camphor’s in previous years.
Many flying foxes have died in Queensland, thousands according to news reports.
Here too, a change. Many more flying foxes have arrived in the Moreton bay fig trees. Next to my sleeping space so sleep interrupted by their screeching, snapping, argueing as dried branches fall from the trees. The night sounds are dominated by their woosh as they fly over the cabin, to the drama of the feeding space the figs provide.

Usually there are a couple who live here all year, I hear them chattering to each other some nights. Now I must try and record.

5 minutes of rain, now I have to sweat it out. 

A tribute.

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