I love bats. LOVE. THEM. Sydney is home to many thousands of Pteropus Poliocephalus or grey headed flying foxes. For quite some years there has been a substantial sized colony of them in the Botanic Gardens, although their numbers have fluctuated over the years.
This fact file on an ABC tv children's website even includes facts about how flying foxes do the nasty.
They are such a part of Sydney life, from the dusk fly-overs of large flocks of them, to the night time chittering you often hear. Morgan and I hung around these trees in the Botanic Gardens for quite a while, trying to get good pics of them in flight. 9 times out of 10 they are too quick and silent, so you miss them, but I managed to get at least one reasonable pic. [Click them to see larger sizes.]
I'm not the only bat fancier on Das Internetz, Matt likes them too.