2015-10-09

Daubenton's bat, I think

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Daubenton's bat - Myotis daubentonii, I think
© NF Photo 150926

For the first time ever I had a close encounter with a bat in Sweden. A little research told me we have 19 species of them and I think this one is a juvenile Daubenton's bat / vattenfladdermus. It flies mostly over water to catch it´s prey. And I found it at the birding tower at Lake Näsnaren. Seemingly learning how to fly. It did not seem good at it.

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19 comments:

  1. love it! I guess some people could be scared of them but I think they're fascinating :-)

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  2. furry little beasty. good insect eater.

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  3. Hello!:) A cute furry little fellow indeed. We had a bat inside our house a few nights ago, flew around for a while hung upside down from the rafters but wouldn't fly outside. It was late, so we left It,... eventually he few outside early morning. It was a nice encounter, as I'm sure yours was.

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  4. Hi is a cute little guy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Terrific photos of the bat. Have a great weekend.

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  6. What a fun encounter! Glad your camera was ready!

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  7. They are good to have around to eat the mosquitos. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. Wow! Congrats on getting such wonderful photos of the bat!

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  9. ugly creatures, yet a boon for us

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  10. I'm happy we have bats, they really keep insects under control but I'm really not wanting to be anywhere close to them. Great shots!

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  11. Oh so creepy. Perfect for the shadows. Thumbs up! Your brave.

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  12. We have bats that live under our roof every summer. They are little brown bats I think, but they don't come out for a photo. One does live under the aluminum roof on our propane shed. I can see him way in the back, but he's tricky to get a picture of. - Margy

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  13. What a cute little thing! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  14. Wonderful shots! What a great encounter. So glad you were able to get so many pictures.

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  15. These are the best pictures of a bat I've ever seen. Great to see.

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