Monday, August 15, 2011
Hobbies hunting bats!!
(via Simon Boyes) At 9 pm on August 14th, Clare and I were counting bats at a friend's house in the Breidden Hills near Middletown. The pipistrelles were streaming out of their roost, when a Hobby appeared several times, both hanging motionless and swooping over the treetops at great speed. Though the bats were keeping below tree-top height, we both felt the Hobby was aware they were there, and was probably trying to hunt them. A few days previously (July 28th), Clare saw a Hobby at 5 a.m, flying at speed over the field next to our house in Middltown. Again, perhaps bats were on its menu. Has anyone else observed this in Montgomeryshire?