From the Amazon-Kindle book Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea, we read:
I continued email contact with the Perth couple, on occasion, and in 2010 the lady forwarded me an email that she had received from another eyewitness: a lady in Queensland.
“We both saw it appear from the side of the road as a black big shape moving fast. The wings were so big. Black bat leather like.
“One wing covered the car . . . you could see, just the underneath. As it [bent its] wing to continue flight you could see how strong it was, so big.”
Nocturnal Flying Creatures
The author of the book, the American cryptozoologist Jonathan Whitcomb, believes he has found the answer to why the nocturnal creatures are sometimes observed in daylight:
Years after my expedition, I wondered why those seven boys had such a spectacular daytime sighting of a giant ropen but American cryptozoologists, who had searched for ropens on Umboi, never saw any form or features of the creature. (Most, if not all, modern pterosaurs are nocturnal.) After many years of interviewing eyewitnesses from around the world and analyzing their sighting reports, I have found the answer: A daylight sighting of a modern pterosaur usually happens when a sleeping creature is awakened by noise.
“I was standing outside about nine o’clock one night. It was full moon and very bright with a cloud bank to the south east extending to and over the Ranges. . . . I glanced to the south and something caught my attention. It was something flying that appeared to be at the height of light planes that fly around here . . . This thing was at least as large as a light plane, say a Cesna.”