Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Lucky Day

The first four leaf clover of the year! Propped here in a tiny horse hair bird nest that blew out of a tree during our last storm - luckily before it was finished and full of baby birds. I collect bird nests and especially love to find them constructed with our wool or horse's hair.

Tim found this bat hanging under the eaves right outside one of our windows. This is an odd picture angle - I was looking up at him from the ground.

I went back out and watched it as it woke up this evening. First it stretched a little, did some grooming,

and then, as I looked down for just a second to change the setting on my camera to take multiple pictures so I'd be ready when he flew away...he was gone. I love bats and have wondered where our few bats hang out during the day. Hopefully he'll be back tomorrow. Maybe he'll bring some friends.


~Tonia~ said...

What a great little bird nest. I agree about loving bats. Anything that eats mosquitoes is alright in my book. ;) Do you have any bat houses? I bet they would love them. They say to hang them up on the eves of your home.

Anonymous said...

I love bats! I wrote my final paper in vertebrate biology in college on bats. Just such amazing creatures! Tonight we saw the first bat of the season.



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