Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Unexpected visitor

What a surprise for me today, when my beloved emailed me at work to tell me we had a visitor. It turned up in our porch and was spotted on dog walking duties this morning, and my beloved and Jenny, my friend who was an expected visitor who came to stay the night last night, spent some time trying to identify exactly what it is.

The answer is a long-eared bat. And given the amount of moths and insects that seem to be having a party on our porch walls, it has a ready made snack bar. It was still there when I got home, and very cute it is too. Now just need to see how long it remains with us.


  1. He/she is gorgeous in an unconventional way! Did they pop down from the bell tower? Isn't that where bats are supposed to be??


  2. But we've known you were bats for ages...

  3. ok R...I'm studiously ignoring that one!

  4. Hi Lizzie
    Not sure where it came from, but just appeared in the porch. As far as we know we haven't had any before, not even the bell tower. In fact it's the first bat I've seen down this end of the country since we moved. On the Black Isle we had pipistrels so we're excited to have a different variety... isn't it great at the simple things that excite us!