Bat

Bats are found worldwide and there are over fifty species in Australia.  Bats are the only mammals able to fly. Bats use ultra-sonic echo-locating pulses during flight to avoid obstacles and to catch flying insects.  In human terms, it may mean being able to perceive things in an uncommon way; …

Curlew

The sound of a curlew crying at night has many meanings according to Aboriginal lore.  Xavier Herbert writes in “Poor Man My Country” that curlew calls the spirits of souls wanting to be born. In the northern areas of Queensland, it is the sound of the dead returning to the …

Willy Wagtail 

Richard Riley. Copyright 2015

This black and white bird is well-known and loved for his cheeky, bold nature.  They are unafraid of people; if one approaches too close to a nest, this wagtail will guide you away, flying and darting just out of reach.  They will also vigorously defend their nests, their small size …