22 June 2011

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel

Have you ever seen 1.5 million bats take flight?


I have.  


It happens around dusk in downtown Austin.  From March through October, as the sun sets behind us, they come streaming out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge.


If you sit under the bridge to watch you might get the occasional little sprinkle of guano on you.
Considered yourself warned.


And it goes on pretty consistently like this for like 15 to 20 minutes.  Squeaking, wheeling columns of bats just pouring out. Great big clouds of massed bats, heading off in an easterly direction, as far as the eye can see. Though our photos and videos hardly do it justice, you gotta trust me, it's jaw dropping y'all.

-k.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please DO NOT take me there on my next visit. I would just die.

Guess who? haha shouldn't be too hard

Tina Haltigan said...

Yuk...how did you know they were bats? Did someone tell you to look for this??

Brayden James Wass said...

Did it smell like a bat cave below??? Must have been stinky with that many rodents under a bridge.

Anonymous said...

oh they are such a cute animals :) Alex

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