Saturday, September 23, 2006

Austin Bats Pictures

Correction: The bats eat about five to ten tons of insects each night, not ten to fifteen, according to BCI.

We went on the Austin riverboat for a sunset and the bats tonight. The weather was just clearing, so the clouds made a perfect backdrop for the Congress Street bat colony.

Bats in the sunset

Bats over the river

People on the Congress Street bridge to see the bats

I probably need to get a camera with a faster CCD sometime since ISO 100 mode is relatively limiting.

There are about 1.5 million bats living under the Congress Street bridge, and they eat about five to ten tons of insects every night.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great photos! It was a fun evening. Thanks for coming. Betsy