First bat of the year…

First bat of the year…

I have just seen the first bat of the year, it was flying over the cemetery at the back of my flat. Unfortunately it was just too dark for taking photos, I would really like to find out which species it was, so a quick description. It was flying in roughly clockwise circles at about 12 to 15 m above the ground, actively hunting, wing span approximately 20 to 25 cm, the body appeared dark, I didn’t see any light patches on the body. First seen at 19:15. It was probably Pipistrellus pipistrellus or Pipistrellus pygmaeus, my thanks to Dr Stuart Smith of the Lothian Bat Group, for the identification.

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