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Jayb

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Bats
« on: August 30, 2019, 19:58:18 »
Each evening, before dark, with just enough light to see my way around the garden, I go to shut the door on the chicken coop. I then walk around the house with the dogs. I generally see bats flying around summertime, but they do seem to be dive-bombing me more than usual and follow me closely as I go around the garden, right up until I go inside. It's not a problem as I love watching them twist and turn at amazing speed, it is hard to keep a track of them. But I wonder is there a reason, are they playful, fearful or what?
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Bats
« on: August 30, 2019, 19:58:18 »

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Re: Bats
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 20:46:22 »
I am speculating, but I wonder if you are attracting the attention of insects, possibly mosquitos, and in turn the bats are not buzzing you but just going for an extra morsel or two?
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Re: Bats
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 07:06:01 »
I am wondering if you moving about causes a disturbance in the air which they investigate?
Alternatively they just sayig "Hello".



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Re: Bats
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 09:03:36 »
We usually see them when we are sitting on the bench with a beer at dusk... they tend to keep a good distance... so I don't know why your have taken such an interest...

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Re: Bats
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 19:03:35 »
I am speculating, but I wonder if you are attracting the attention of insects, possibly mosquitos, and in turn the bats are not buzzing you but just going for an extra morsel or two?

It could be, I hadn't thought of that. I'm not sure my eyes would spot small bugs in that light, but I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: Bats
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 19:09:30 »
I am wondering if you moving about causes a disturbance in the air which they investigate?
Alternatively they just sayig "Hello".

Again I hadn't thought about the disturbance I make as I go around. Perhaps the early risers check out for intruders.
That's kind of what I like to think, that they are just saying Hi and having a game out of curiosity.
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Re: Bats
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 19:18:36 »
We usually see them when we are sitting on the bench with a beer at dusk... they tend to keep a good distance... so I don't know why your have taken such an interest...

Sounds a lovely way to spend an evening! Yes, they are almost touching as they go by, easily reach out with a hand to touch them - if I were bat fast.
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