Fauna, Nature

A batty night

Dusk at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park

Dusk at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park

Released from sharply silhouetted cliff  faces, they flit across a canvas of dusky hues, specks to the eye and inaudible to our ears.

Then, when darkness smothers the remains of daylight and cloaks the fluttering flecks in a mantle of black, our leaders twiddle the dials of their detectors – the silence of the night and the deafness of our ears is punctuated by ultrasonic calls.

This was yesterday’s “talk and walk” , well-organised by Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park and decidedly well-attended.

Bats.

Route of bat night

Route of bat night

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