Friday, 29 July 2016

Bats....

This morning I noticed some droppings near the front door..

And on looking up, I found the culprit and my goodness what a cutie it is!

The question is can anyone help us out with the I.D. please?

The most accurate measurement I can give is that it's about 5cm long. I'm guessing at Pipistrelle??

PS Following Susan's comment, I am adding two photos, one taken yesterday early evening and the second, early this morning...

6 comments:

Susan said...

It doesn't look dark enough to be a pipistrelle. I think it's a Greater Mouse-eared Bat Myotis myotis.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Thank you, Susan. I went to take some more photos yesterday early evening and this morning so I've added them to the blog.

LaPré DelaForge said...

It could be Kuhl's or Nathusius's Pipistrelle...
both are much lighter than the common Pipi...
we are recording both here.
Also, this fella is very dark around the nose...
Mouse-eared are described as pinkish-grey-brown...
the fur on the Mouse-eared is meant to be short... and very dark at the base.
This shows reddish fur, quite long and not very dark at the base...
The mouse-eared bats are 67-84mm long... the two pipis above are 39 to 58mm...
finally, the GMB should have a lobe of flesh&cartilage at the front of the ear that extends about halfway up the ear from the base... I can't see this on these pictures...
So my guess is a pipi... but not the Common Pipistrelle... rather, I think you have a Nathusius's... the Kulh's has dark bases to the fur... I'm not seeing that in these pix.

LaPré DelaForge said...

Looking at the two new pix, I am sticking with Nathusius's Pipistrelle!

Susan said...

I've emailed Virginie our local bat expert to see if she can identify it. How long are the poos? GMB's do the biggest poos of any of the species we get I seem to remember Virginie saying. Also the position of your bat is not unlike where V and I encountered evidence (ie poo) of this species on our summer survey in June. They are a fairly common species here. I don't think I've ever seen Nathusius's Pipi. My other thought would be Daubenton's Bat Myotis daubentonii.

Virginie la magicienne said...

Hello,
it`s a Myotis emarginatus, typical position in front of houses.
nice photos
virgy