Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bat TV

At around 8.30 every evening, we're treated to a flying bat display, which is every bit as syncronised as the RAF's Red Arrows. They zoom around in a 3 dimensional circular space, skimming quite close down to the waterline, and fairly often, come right up to our windows. Maybe it's their mating season? Unfortunately, our bat knowledge is minimal. And they fly way too fast to photograph. Sorry.

But a bit of googling, reveals that there are at least three types of bat on the thames. Which are... Natterer's bats.... Noctule bats... Daubenton's bats... It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the wingspan is much larger than the ones we used to see in Devon.

noctule batBats of London

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