Bats hunting in the pond

DSC_2069A magic night listening for bats by the pond by Hovdala castle. One could see the tiny  Daubenton’s bats flying in circles over the water hunting insects. They also hunt insects in the water, not only flying insects. This was the last bat guide tour for the season at Hovdala castle. I do hope to return next summer. The bats were of course too fast to catch on the picture but as my son remarked they did not fly as fast as one could expect. We heard several more species and saw them out of the corner of our eyes. Fifteen of the nineteen species of bats that exists in Sweden can be found in the woods around Hovdala. More pictures of reflections on Weekend Reflections.

If you come to southern Sweden next summer the bat guide can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bokskogslopare. To see a film with the bats in the pond have a look on Youtube film below

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