Dan and I checked Joalah for bats during the past year or two, Dan as recently as a few months ago.  The camp had moved on, until Dan saw bats returning to roost at about 3 am during our midnight walk. Today I returned to Joalah to check the situation. In the past one could smell the bats from quite a distance. This time I saw them almost as soon as I smelt them. They were nearer the bridge over the creek than previously, still hanging from the tops of palms some 50 to 60 feet above the ground. Until I check the footage I won’t know if I have better close ups than first time round. Still, it is good to know the bats (Grey-headed Flying Foxes) are back.