Bats in the belfry, well under eaves because we don't have a belfry.

Nice to see them back in numbers this year though they have chosen a different roosting spot. Next challenge is in flight 

  • Splindid, Bob.

    I counted a colony a few nights ago and noticed that they'd changed their spot; most lower down in the roof, and more on the north side. Which I put down to the heat.

    Here, still just a few bachelors (Pipistrelles and Grand Murain). But we live in hope...

    Dave
  • We have lived in this top floor flat over 40 years and have been lucky enough to have had a colony of Pipistrelle Bats roosting in the loft all that time. This year they were joined by some Daubenton Bats that roosted under the bridge nearby and fed around our area. When the soffits  and  other  bits  of  roof line were  replaced special  sections  with bat  access were fitted 

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    That's thoughtful, Pete.

    Thoughtless renovations are one of the main drivers of disappearing colonies here, I'm told.
  • A brilliant title, and fabulous photos Bob.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Dave - CH:

    A lady recently bought a large house to renovate locally and her attitude was "to hell with the bats" it cost her 10,000 fine plus legal costs because the local bat group had done a survey for the previous owner

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can