Saturday, 30 July 2011

Gone Batty! - 29.7.11

As there were no birds seen of note other than a nice Stock Dove that allowed close approach I was back in the park in the evening to join the HMWT bat walk. I've worked in the park now for 10 years but from memory I can't recall ever seeing a bat before. In just over an hour we had seen 4 species of bat. 6+ Pipistrelle, 2+ Soprano Pipistrelle, 2 Noctule and at least 3 Daubenton's as they flew low over the river. The funniest bit though was the kids that came along were told to shout BAT whenever they saw or heard any bats. Suddenly one of the kids shouts BAT as 5 Mallards flew over the canal!!

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