Long-eared bats back on Isles of Scilly


This is a video about Brown long-eared bats.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Scilly bats return after 40 years

WILDLIFE: A rare species of bat has been found breeding on the Isles of Scilly for the first time in 40 years.

A brown long-eared bat was found by University of Exeter biologist Dr Fiona Mathews and her team, a postgraduate student and the Wiltshire Bat Group.

The senior lecturer said they were “surprised and delighted” by the find of the pregnant female bat.

The team was studying the mystery of the annual disappearance of the large common pipistrelle colony on St Mary’s.

They found that the bats had moved to a new site.

More about this is here. And here.

Wing Hairs Turn Bats Into Aerial Aces: here.

July 2011. Five baby common pipistrelle bats, only a few weeks old and weighing just a few grams each, are being hand-reared by staff at RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre near Taunton, Somerset: here.

The brown long-eared bat has been named Animal of the Year by Swiss environmental organisation Pro Natura: here.

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