Toni said: "We count the bats, soprano pipistrelles
, every year and always expect good numbers from Haddo.
As can be seen from Ken's photo, pipistrelles
are very small.
"They are a big hit with visitors who are really interested in their story and it is wonderful to see the excitement when people are lucky enough to catch a rare glimpse of a pipistrelle
darting about the hall and grounds.
The Central Hall at Seaton Delaval Hall, where pipistrelle
bats have been found (c)National Trust Images/Dennis Gilbert
When I was a kid, there was just one Pipistrelle
Bat species in Britain, which a few years ago was "split" into two species based on their ultrasonic calls; the higher-pitched one is named the Soprano Pipistrelle
| TUNNEL KING: A pipistrelle
bat (main | |picture) and, below, the old loopline between Knowsley and Sefton, where the colony has been discovered
"I did see that some pipistrelle
bats were also present.
The tiny Nathusius' pipistrelle
was first ringed in Blagdon, near Bristol, and was discovered nearly 600km away in the Netherlands.
There are currently five species of bat; Soprano Pipistrelle
, Common Pipistrelle
, Nathusius' Pipistrelle
, Noctule and Serotine, the last two being new visitors to Heathrow.
But Weston managed to come up with a novel, surgical idea to save the life of a tiny Pipistrelle
In connection with this enhanced attraction, Royal Ontario Museum Press is publishing its first children's book, Burton and Isabelle Pipistrelle
: Out of the Bat Cave, a fanciful tale of two pipistrelle
He added the proposed development would impact on the population of pipistrelle
bats living in the fields.