Completely unexpected was the successful capture of bats in flight last night – albeit in an unconventional way. It wasn’t the plan. Bats are way too fast to even attempt to follow, far less focus on especially with a basic video camera.
The plan had been to leave a video camera recording over the pond surface to see if visiting bats will come in that low. They would probably have been a blur if they did, but they didn’t. It was a garden watching experiment and I’ve enjoyed many of these over my blogging years.
A mix of outside artificial light and the last daylight in the sky produced reflections of the flights of at least two bats in the water. Given light conditions and upload compression this is more of a garden record but I’m delighted with it as it also shows life buzzing about the pond even at night. It’s a relaxing clip instead of a wordy blog post too 🙂
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in June 2016.