Monday, 20 January 2014

British bat makes incredible journey

The first bat to cross the sea from the UK to Europe has been recorded, according to experts.

The tiny Nathusius' pipistrelle was first ringed in Blagdon, near Bristol, and was discovered nearly 600km away in the Netherlands.

Unfortunately it had died but its identification ring could solve a migration mystery.

Experts suggest this could be the first evidence that the bats migrate across the North Sea.

The bat was originally ringed in the UK by Daniel Hargreaves from the charity Bat Conservation Trust in 2012, at a lake in the south west of England.

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