This is the shutter of our front door which is left in the open position practically all the time. However, my husband has a tendency to glance behind it when he passes by.
He did that on the 14 March last year and found a bat clasping onto the wall behind the shutter.
It was a bit of a change from the usual lizards that hide there! He stayed there for a few days but I have no idea what kind of bat he is.
Today (21.2.2014) there was another bat. This time on the shutter itself.
Black bats are difficult to photograph but at least he stayed still.
Looking closer he has got a cute face.
Is he trying to tell me something here?
I noticed that he had a strange indentation on the outside of his ear flap and I wondered if it had been bitten. When I tried to identify him I saw a picture of a Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus) that had the same marking on the ear. Can anyone help out with an identification?
I don’t think our last year’s bat is the same species so he still stays an unidentified visitor.
I’ve put a watermark on these photographs. Do you think it is pretentious?