It is not easy to identify bats in flight.l Last week a friend described some bats exiting a house and her description got us very excited, but we have resisted the temptation to leap to conclusions. Then she sent a video of the bats emerging. There were 12 of them. Our excitement grew.
She then headed into the loft and collected some droppings which she delivered yesterday. This only served to make us more excited.
We are heading up to the house on Saturday weather permitting with bat detectors and a mist net. The exit point is pretty much inaccessible by hand net, but we might manage to catch one. If not a recording will confirm our suspicions