Daubenton's Bat

Accipiter gentilis

Also known at the ‘water bat’ owing to their preferred proximity to water, where they feed on midges, gnats and other insects.

Daubenton’s bats are distinguishable by large feet and hairy toes, excellent for lifting insects from the surface of streams. They roost in woodland, under bridges and in house attics. Between September and April they hibernate.

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