Sunday, 6 November 2011

Day Flying Bat today.

Not a lot of birds about today in the beautiful sunshine but we did see a Bat.  We were up at Crookfoot Reservoir when we noticed something being chased by a Gull.  We were quite surprised to see that it was some sort of Bat.  It flew around the whole time we were there, on one occassion being mobbed by two pied wagtails.  It seemed to be pretty large and certainly did get around pretty quickly.
From there we went over to the Headland where we saw this ringed Purple Sandpiper on the beach with a further 47 on the wall of the pier.

Purple Sandpiper

1 comment:

  1. Likely a Noctule Bat. One at West Hartford earlier this week and one photographed on my patch last year.