On a number of occasions, when I have been photographing the long, cobweb-like fibers from Woodhill in Whangarei mentioned in recent posts, I have seen bright-white objects, that look a little-smaller than a ping-pong ball, gliding through the air. They do not look like insects, as their colour, or rather the lack of it, is not natural for an insect and I have not seen wings flapping as they move around. I have seen them suddenly glide down at about a 45 degree angle and then ascend at about a 45 degree angle. I have not seen one landing yet. As well as seeing them at Woodhill, I have seen one closer to the CDB. Could they be sensors of some kind, relaying information about temperature, the air quality and/or the amount of sunlight reaching the earth? Could they be disseminating chemical or biological weapons in doses more concentrated than can be achieved by a high-flying aircraft? What do you think? Here are a few pictures taken a few days ago. It is important to bear in mind that these were taken from a distance, so they may present a distorted image.
This strange brown object appeared on one photo. It may just be a distorted image of a bird, but I have included it anyway.
Does this cobweb-like fiber below have one at the end of it?