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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Teach an Old Dog................

I know some of you (older) people who read this blog have heard the phrase, "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks."  Well, I didn't learn a new trick, but I did learn something new today! 

The story begins from yesterday.  While outside in the late afternoon, I believe, I noticed 2 or 3 "bats" flying around.  I told Tim about them.  But I kept thinking to myself, "Why are they flying around in the daytime?  I thought they wouldn't come out any earlier than dusk, at least!"  Then I proceeded to forget about them.

Well, today, I was headed back to the house from the church at around 4:00 and saw quite a few of these "bats" flying around again.  I went back to the church and told Tim the bats were back.  So he came out to take a look.  They were flying all around, seemingly catching bugs or something, because they were definitely not flying from here to there, if you know what I mean.  Tim finally said, "Those aren't bats."  I asked him what they were, then.  He didn't know, but I could tell that he knew but the name just wouldn't come.  We discussed them for a bit longer and then I decided to come in and see if I could find them on the internet, which I did.  When I found them, he said that's exactly what they were.

Now, before I tell you what they are, I'm going to see if you know something that I did not know.  I figure Tim's mom will probably know what they are called.  Anyway, look at this picture and make a guess.  I'll be back tomorrow with a post about what they are.  Pretty amazing!

Please notice I got this picture off the internet and give Bruce Di Labio full credit for taking the picture.  They were moving so fast I knew I wouldn't be able to get a good picture, but I'm still gonna try!

The "bat" in this picture actually looks a bit larger than the ones flying around here.  The ones we saw had shorter wings and "tail" area.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, don't leave me hanging!!!

Lisa said...

Is it a hawk?