Not-quite-Surrey365; Day 21. A Bat in Burford.
Today I was in Burford, near Oxford, meeting my parents. Walking down the busy High Street, I saw something rather unexpected… a bat, huddled in the corner of a window sill. No bat should be in such a vulnerable place during the day, so I knew something wasn’t right with her. I scooped her up and took her back to the car, where luckily I had a little bat cage prepared (I mean, who doesn’t travel with a bat cage ready for use in their car? 😜). She looked very different to my two foster bats, so I knew she wasn’t a pipistrelle. A phone call to the Bat Conservation Trust helpline and 20 miles later, and I handed her over into the capable hands of Oxfordshire bat carer, David Endacott. At first glance, he thinks she’s a Daubenton’s bat. She’s very emaciated, so it’s lucky that I found her. I’ll be phoning for an update on her tomorrow.