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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:57 am

:roll: About time! Since you last posted a few new species of bat must have evolved! :twisted:

Looking forward to the continued bat course! :dance:
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Unread postby Batmad » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:19 pm

LOL :lol:
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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:47 pm

How do you Become a Bat-Wacther?

It is simple!! All you need is a notebook and a torch and if you have one a bat detector.

Bat watching is simialar to bird watching except this is just at night. When bat watching you must take notes of the Shape of the Tail membrane aswell as the way the bat flys, in what habitat you are in, how fast it is flying etc.

try and take down as much notes as possible!

if you have a bat detector the obviously you can read the bats frequancy and you should beable to make a ID.

If you are looking for fruit bats then just take a torch and listen for the mating call and walk quitly to the spot and stand underneath it...then turn the torch on and scan the tree quickly before the bat flys off.

If you have enough experiance and practice then you will be able to track a fruit bat down by listening to its call and by mearly tracking it down and standing underneath the tree, then when you turn the torch on your light should reflect the bats eyes imediatly 8)

So Bat watching is fairly easy to do!
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:00 pm

Great to have you back at the bat course, Batmad! :wink: :dance:

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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:08 pm

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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:11 am

Spring is dawning upon us here in the Southern hemisphere and coming to a close in the Northern. As you probaly would have noticed during winter in the SA we have had little bats flying around! now why arent they in hibernation? or torpor even for that matter? I dont even know lol :lol:
But what i do know is that they are little cape serotines thats are just a little bit to active in winter :D

but know not just serotines will be flying around, your African Yellow bats will be making an appearance aswell as the fruit bats returning from up north 8)
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:25 pm

haha :lol:
last night i noticed that if a bat is flying above you and you clap your hands. it changes direction. thats awsame bat knowledge :dance:
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:29 pm

Batmad wrote:All forumites....

I have tought you guys most of the stuff i know and i have givin you and intro into the bat world.....i cant do it all for you guys...now you need to go out and read up some more....thats where your knowledge grows even more....

The bat course is officialy over but this topic will remain open for questions and ANYTHING related to bats!!

if info comes in i will post it here but other wise i have tought you guys most of the stuff i know.....

I hope you have learnt from me 8)


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Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:33 pm

i shall thank you aussie ranger 8)
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Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:35 pm

im always here for you batmad :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:38 pm

LOL thanks :lol:
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Roger the Dodger » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:37 pm

Hi Batmad,

I am looking for plans to build a Bat House. I live in Primrose Germiston and would like Bats as my neighbours.

Any ideas ?

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Unread postby Batmad » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:04 pm

Rodger- bat plans are fairly easy to find. If you just type in bat house plans on google it will bring up some plans.

Follow these you should be able to make your own bat house 8)
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:55 pm

Hi all you batties!

Please have a look at this request for a picture of an Angola Free-tailed bat.
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