john byrom's picture

ø;bat rescue

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: john byrom

Rescued the bat from a barrel of water last night, after a night of rest and recouperation it has just flown off into the night to eat its fair share of midges!!

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tommoses's picture

welcome to ispot dude!

welcome to ispot dude! It could be a common pip or a soprano pip (basically the same but has higher pitched calls) when you're not exactly sure what species something is (like now 'coz you haven't got pic of wing pattern / echolocation recording) you can just record as Pipistrellus Sp. (species).... There are also things called Nathusias pipistrelles in pembs- check through my spots to, find the bat pic and see how much debate it generated amongst bat experts!
Enjoy the weekend!

Discovery Ranger Tom

tommoses's picture

also in your pic you can see

also in your pic you can see tiny white mites- did you see them? bats tend to be crawling with them!

Discovery Ranger Tom

ktmartin's picture

Most likely a 45khz or common pip

55khz/Soprano pips tend to have pinker faces and Nathusius tends to have 'shaggier' fur as well as a slightly different wing pattern as well as being much rarer.