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Bats leave a roost during the 2022 heatwave - with young "on board"!

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

A colony of bats (probably Pipistrelles) vacated a maternity roost in my house during the heatwave of July 2022. Within 72hrs, with exceptionally high temperatures, it appears that the roost under a slate roof became too hot for them. The CCTV camera captured a number of adult bats leaving, some with young "on board". The roost was active again this summer (2023).

If you are good at bat identification, please leave a comment as to what species you think it is.

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