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'A lonely bat'

By johnsd  
I watched the 'One Show' on TV last night which included a girl who had a bat sanctuary and with tender care and attention was able to release them back into the wild. This reminded me of a time a few years ago when we stayed in a 'holiday cottage' in Northern Scotland.
On the first night there as soon as the light faded the cottage was surrounded by flying bats hotly pursued by a Sparrow Hawk. This was to become a nightly occurance. One morning however this Pipisttrelle Bat was to be found clinging to the cottage wall. It remained there all day before joining the others at dusk to fly around joined by the Sparrow Hawk. It was never seen again. The bats spent day hours in the cottage attic.

Tags: Trees Night time Cottages Pipistrelle Bats Wildlife and nature Dusk sunset

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5 Aug 2020 8:33AM
Excellent John,
5 Aug 2020 8:58AM
Great capture, Dave.
5 Aug 2020 10:11AM
Nice one here.
lil48 Plus
12 36
5 Aug 2020 10:43AM
Great capture. Lilian
5 Aug 2020 10:47AM
Fabulous capture John, don't see many on here.SmileSmile
gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
5 Aug 2020 11:41AM
A fantastic image John!!
Bats are fascinating creatures.

5 Aug 2020 12:03PM
Brilliant capture John, interesting story!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
5 Aug 2020 1:03PM
Great image. I've never seen one other than a zoo. And I really don't want to.
5 Aug 2020 2:06PM
Superb shot 😎
davyskid 5 2 Scotland
5 Aug 2020 9:23PM
Great capture John SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2020 4:24PM
A fascinating creature, well spotted !!
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