Since I’m a Texas girl, I have a special love for bats and the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. All winter they’ve been hanging out in Mexico, but around the middle of April they come back to the bridge. I love watching the million or so bats swoop out at dusk and zigzag across the sky grabbing bugs.
I’m embedding a lovely video of the bats leaving the bridge at dusk, taken by someone kayaking near the bridge at the time. The individual bats move very erratically, but, as a group, they move in a beautifully orchestrated ballet. Enjoy!
“Who are these that fly along like clouds,
like doves to their nests?”