7-8 February. Jens Rydell from Sweden visited. I worked with Jens a lot about 25 years ago, and we had a great road trip in Florida. I hadn't seen him in 20 years (except briefly in Berlin 3 years ago), so we had a lot to catch up with. Jens has recently published some of the best bat photos I have seen in his new book. He's interested in doing an English version, so we met up to take some incidental shots during one of Roger Ransome's bat surveys, and also photographed the bat misericord at Hereford Cathedral.
Detail from the Mappa Mundi, how the world was viewed in 1300. 'the most important and most celebrated medieval map in any form'. The large building bottom middle in the lower photo represents Rome. Images converted to grey scale.
India: 25 January - 5 February. My first visit there in 24 years. Steve Rossiter, Jon Flanders and I taught a workshop on bat methods at Osmania University in Hyderabad. We then headed to Kawal Tiger Reserve and visited bat roosts around there.
Hipposideros speoris - grey and orange colour morphs.
Asian palm civet
Southern plains gray langur Semnopithecus dussumieri.
Psammophilus dorsalis, peninsular rock agama or South Indian rock agama.
Hemidactylus cf. giganteus, giant leaf-toed gecko.
and some Indian people, followed by a sunset.
Indian pond heron
Grey jungle fowl
Indian grey hornbill
Dusky crag martin
Asian pied starling
Asian paradise flycatcher
Clamorous reed warbler
Oriental magpie robin