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shepherds delight.
Thats how the saying goes in England and the rest is as follows:
Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning!

Why so: because if a frontal system which carries rain is approaching from the west in the morning and the sky is clear to the east then the rising suns rays lights up the high clouds and warns of approaching rain (maybe)
On the other hand if the sky in the evening is red then the sky to the west is clear and the suns rays light the retreating rain clouds which are going east, so the shepherd will be delighted as he will get no rain that night but he maybe bloody cold.

So that night when we were radio tracking bats, we were treated to this excellant evening and to top it all a sparrowhawk nabbed his evening meal right in front of us (not the bat though).
The building is Thriplow Church.

Radio tracking; A radio transmitter was put on the bat (extremely small one less than half a gram) which sent out a radio signal so that the bat could be located when it was flying around at night. These bats will fly up to 20km from the woods which they roost in and they fly damn fast.

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