Biggest Daubenton’s bats colony found


This video shows Daubenton’s bats at the Kapellbrücke bridge in Lucerne in Switzerland in 2007.

Research has found out that the biggest Daubenton’s bats colony in the Netherlands is in the church of Metslawier village in Friesland province: 270 bats.

These animals eat mainly moths and mosquitoes.

Bats of Ameland island


This is a serotine bat video.

On the wildlife wardens’ blog of Ameland island in the Netherlands, there is today a blog post about bats.

Apart from rare species, three bat species live on Ameland year after year. They are Nathusius’ pipistrelle; common pipistrelle; and serotine bat.

Rare bats discovered in old well


This video says about itself:

13 September 2014

A pond bat (Myotis dasycneme) is hunting over a canal in midsummer. Fast flight low over the water surface. Wet sounds in heterodyne tuned at 35 kHz. Recording with a Nite Site Spotter and a Pettersson ultrasound detector.

Today, wildlife warden Marike Vissers from the Veluwe region in the Netherlands writes about a discovery in a restored old well in Hoog Buurlo village.

This well turns out to be second most important place in Gelderland province for hibernating pond bats. Pond bats are rare in the Netherlands.

Millions of bats on video


This video says about itself:

Drone Captures Millions Of Swarming Bats

4 March 2016

This creepy footage of ‘millions’ of swarming bats could be evidence of Batman‘s legendary cave.

Forget Gotham City, this flying formation turned the sky above Khao no-Khao Kaeo, Thailand, dark as night.

As the video begins, the river of bats starts to appear above the lush forest below.

With the creatures corkscrewing around in unison, the drone – being operated by Charlie Onians – is swiftly surrounded by flapping wings.

Dutch ancient fort and wildlife


In this 3 March 2016 Dutch video, wildlife rangers Marcel and Hanne are at Fort Kijkuit, a nineteenth century, originally military, building. Today the fort is important for wintering bats and insects like ladybirds. Outside the fort are birds including kingfishers.

Bats at former military base


This video from the USA says about itself:

World’s largest bat colony – over 40 million bats – BBC wildlife

Enter the deep toxic bat caves of Texas USA and take a closer look at the breeding skills and survival instincts of bat young.

Soesterberg in Utrecht province in the Netherlands used to be an air force base.

Now, it is reconstructed as a nature reserve.

Bats winter there. Mostly Daubenton’s bats, but also Natterer’s bats and greater long-eared bats.

Bat ‘Super Immunity’ To Lethal Diseases Could Help Protect People: here. And here.

Good Dutch bats news


This video says about itself:

Bats’ warm hibernation alters scientific thinking

10 May 2015

Israeli researchers discover that mouse-tailed bats can hibernate at constant warm temperatures, the first time that a mammal has been shown to do so. Sharon Reich reports.

Translated from the Dutch Natuurmonumenten conservationists:

Record number of bats in the High Country of Vollenhove

Feb 2, 2016 – At least 65 bats were spotted by forester Ronald Messemaker on Wednesday, January 27th in the Vitens bat bunker just outside St. Jansklooster. It thus appears that the High Country of Vollenhove and De Wieden is an ideal combination for bats.

The number of bats in the High Country of Vollenhove has been increasing for years. “Last year I wrote 57 animals on my notepad. Newcomer is the whiskered bat,” says an enthusiastic Messemaker. Furthermore two brown long-eared bats and 21 Daubenton’s bats stay there. The latter have increased enormously. Last year there were 6. Natterer’s bats unfortunately fell from 48 to 41.