Eventful and long night.
Over the past few weeks, Bucksy, my Brown long-eared bat, has been flown regularly here at home, and on Mon.night I took him down to a large purpose built bat flight in S’th Dorset, to see how he coped. His torn ear is still of concern but as the injury is close to the tip, am hoping it will not affect his hunting abilities. He flew strong and well in the flight, and will be released soon.
On the way home we had arranged to release another Brown long-eared bat called Rupert, on behalf of EDBRR. The release site was out in the sticks. Rupert’s release went well. He sat in my gloved hand and the lady was delighted to see him close-up, before he stretched his wings and flew free again. It’s always a heartwarming feeling and sight. I shone my torch round in the night sky to make sure Rupert was flying well and so that the lady could watch as he did a fly-by … then I promptly keeled over backwards lol! like a plank of wood. https://youtu.be/dj2-OijqpgM
What with Brian being tired and having driven all that way, and me feeling wobbly and also extremely tired, am pleased to say – it was a successful evening – 🙂 and we finally managed to crawl into bed at 12.30a.m.