Bats in care



Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)

This little noctule is a male, and has been christened “Rolf” by his bat carers Jo Allen and Jonathan Spencer. He was found grounded by a lady in Brandesburton on the 19th June at midday in her back garden, which is full of trees.  He’s not very old at all, has absolutely no hair, but is very active and vocal!

Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) 

Found in Stamford Bridge hanging only six inches above the ground. Successfully released three weeks later at the same spot.

Tickton (adult) and Al (pup) Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

On 16th May 2011, this grounded female Common pipistrelle was found at Hull Bridge, Tickton with a damaged right wing.

After initial care and unable to sustain flight she was transferred to Jen an East Yorkshire Bat Group bat carer on 7th June 2011. A few days later on 16th June 2011 Tickton gave birth to Al (male), she was able to suckle and wean Al and after care and exercise they both were able to fly independently and had the skills to catch food, allowing them to be released back into the wild on 27th July 2011.

Tickton and Al became the second successful birth and weaning in captivity followed by release for East Yorkshire Bat Group.

Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

Tom Thumb in care, enjoying eating his mealworm.

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