Over the years when I’ve been sat on the lawn inside the mosquito tent with pups that are just learning to fly …as above…. it’s always been a treat to be visited by bats flying free as they investigate my little rescues and chat with them.
Last year we added a small mesh extension to the room we call our bat gym. We knew we needed a proper flight, but this was a temporary measure. It was only small but it gave my flying rescues safe access to outdoor temps and fresh air. Over the past week’s Joey’s flight has been improving with each session and last night, to his and our delight a free-flying bat joined in. The visiting pip kept flying up and around outside the mesh bit: we could hear them both communicating (without a detector) and it was brilliant. Am pleased to say that Joey is now almost ready for release.
It was quite a hike, and poor Brian struggled with his breathing, but we released Joey on May 6th. Lovely to return him to familiar hunting grounds and an area he knows well.