I forgot one other animal we saw at the last lake on Saturday – a bat. At noon. Skimming over the lake. This is, of course, not the sort of behavior that immediately makes one think of bats, so it took us quite a while to realize that’s what it was, but when it got fairly close to where we were sitting the conclusion was pretty inescapable. The leathery wings and lack of a bill really kind of put the bird hypothesis to rest.