One of the amazing sights from the window of my living room is a great swarm of bats which appear at twilight. As I understand it, this is the best time for them to be eating mosquitos which also come out at that time. Please do leave a comment below to share any insights into the behaviour of bats which means that huge numbers can be seen for a short period of time and otherwise hardly at all.
Anyway, here are my attempts to photograph them:
If anything, even more remarkable is the short walk home from the office at twilight, they fly just above head height and can then be seen hanging upside down from trees. I'd love to find a way of photographing this, but this is, of course, happening as daylight is failing, and security of equipment is also a bit of an issue. Any advice gratefully received!
Students have now joined us. I have been listening to some of the stories of journeys that people have made - 50 hours by bus - with families left behind, and am very aware of the trust our students put in us to work with them on our masters course. What a privilege to be working with them. I'm starting 'mathematics part two' this week with a second year class, planning a few rounds of 'hurrah for timestables',I'll let you know how it goes! With pictures if students don't mind!
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