Last night in Hungary
One of the little extra wildlife treats was arranged by our guides. Bats! Unplanned a Common Noctule graced our teatime experience by flying and perching on one of the hotel walls. More ‘scope testing opportunities.
Once it was fully dark we were able to join a keen local bat researcher at a small lake, about 20 minutes walk from the hotel.
He regularly catches up to 11 different species here and in our brief visit we saw at least 5 :
- Brown Long-eared
We spent probably less than an hour there but managed at least 5 different species. Here are 4 of them. Hope I got the species right. Quite something on close views:
Of course we were forced to engage in other nocturnal activities, like a visit to this wine cellar followed by excellent meal and about 7 wine types needed sampling. This monster ‘keg’ was the largest in the cellar. The walls were amazingly covered in a mould which was essential to the temperature control.