Patty and I were out on the deck one afternoon, relaxing, and an odd bird flew out from the area of the back pond and landed in the tree.
A bat. Flying in the day time. Pretty weird we thought.
Then a Cooper's Hawk came flying out from the same direction. And the bat, making like a dead leaf, successfully hid in plain sight as the hawk flew by.
And once the hawk was safely out of the picture, the bat flew back to wherever it was roosting when it was spooked by the hawk. Which, alas, is not our bat box.