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Post by jackpot » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:16 am

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Post by RB » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:12 pm

Nice, I don't think I ever saw a photo of a pipistrelle locally photographed in flight.

May try for a good shot myself!

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Post by jackpot » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:15 pm

:D yes, exactly (was to easy :) ) and now my question: what is she doing?

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Post by jackpot » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:24 pm

forgot to add pippi again with the questions:
1. what is she doing (looking for)?
2. from where was this photo shot? :-D
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Post by MWP admin » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:34 pm

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:00 pm

i think its in a cave :)

maybe eating?

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Post by RB » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:03 pm

The photo was shot around 5m from your camera, and "she" is thinking WTF was that? when she saw the flash...

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:44 pm

"WTF was that when she saw the flash"

Did we use to say as blind as a bat ??
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Post by D. Cilia » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:10 pm

I've read recently that many of the smaller bats actually use their front wings as stilts to run on... perhaps this was caught in the act?

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Post by jackpot » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:07 am

ok, the truth is: I made the shot relaxing at the balcony of Preluna hotel and SHE was looking for the sausage tree :-D

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:24 am

:P :P :P

Bats are other fascinating species of amazing nature.
BTW, all bats are protected in Malta.
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Post by RB » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:43 pm

MWP admin wrote:"WTF was that when she saw the flash"

Did we use to say as blind as a bat ??
We still do, but that is rarely true.

PS good sport is to be had by throwing up little stones in the air, watching the bats instantly intercept, and ignore when they get to about 50cm away and identify as not edible!

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Post by D. Cilia » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:04 pm

The area where I live was full of them up to some years ago, I remember sitting out with my bro at dusk and trying to count them as they flitted past.

With great sadness I have to say I rarely see them anymore due to the building 'developments' (hah) which have taken place in my area since then. MWP can confirm all this word by word.

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:55 am

Yes, I remember now you are mentioning it to see haphazard flight of bats mostly in Spring when the sun is setting. I wonder from where they used to come as our central area is not renowned for caves.

As I said in some other posts, our area was a treasure of nature and neglected by previous botanists becasue in the remnants left I have found some peculiar plants. The building of the Mriehel Bypass brought with it the destruction of 80% of the green area around our residences.

At the side of St.Michael school there is still spring water flowering (even in summer!) and I remember a large natural pond (like San Rafflu) where now there is more or less AluServe. There was also a marsh habitat around the pond, which is quite rare on our islands. This was surrounded by fertile soil of fields so I can imagin there was quite some marsh-type flora.

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