GOOGLE COOKIES: Read more about how Google uses cookies on this blog that I have no control of: Google Policies and Privacy

WARNING: This site contains religious content. If you are easily offended by religion, you had better not read any further!

Visit our Church website

Visit my Today's Scrap blog

Visit my she was unwilling, but God..... blog

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.


Barbara said...

Oh, don't leave me hanging!!!

Lisa said...

Is it a hawk?