Bats flying at mid-day

Please post all bat-related stories, discussions here.

Moderator: Moderators

Bats flying at mid-day

Postby solidago » Apr 22, 2008 1:43 pm

What would be the reasons why a bat may be flying around in the middle of the day (other than being disturbed by something)?

-doug-
solidago
New Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 22, 2008 1:38 pm
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby Phil Winkler » Apr 22, 2008 1:54 pm

Quite simply because some species of bats do that rather then at night.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/bats.html
Phil Winkler
13627 FE
User avatar
Phil Winkler
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 2375
Joined: Sep 5, 2005 8:48 am
Location: Wilmington, DE and Dewey Beach
NSS #: 13627FE
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Apr 22, 2008 3:58 pm

Depends also now-a-days on where you are.
Around the New England area bats are flying around at a time when it's not normal for them to do so, primary culprit is the White Nose Syndrome that's affecting the big and little browns and other species.
But as Phil said some do bust out and fly around during the day. It depends.
Without the possibility of death, adventure is not possible. ~ Reinhold Messner


http://ralph.rigidtech.com/albums.php
User avatar
Ralph E. Powers
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 2101
Joined: Sep 10, 2005 5:48 pm
Location: Chattanooga, TN
NSS #: 37616
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby wyandottecaver » Apr 22, 2008 7:51 pm

solidago,

this time of year it gets tricky. As ralph said daytime activity by bats in the NE or actually anywhere east of ohio, might indicate WNS syndrome. BUT, now that spring temps have arrived in many places, it may simply be a natural local response as bats begin emergence. Are you seeing a few bats or a large number?
I'm not scared of the dark, it's the things IN the dark that make me nervous. :)
User avatar
wyandottecaver
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 2902
Joined: Aug 24, 2007 8:44 pm
Location: Indiana
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Apr 23, 2008 8:07 am

Are we talking about bats flying around inside a cave at mid-day, or outside at mid-day? I would think the former to be very commonplace, while the latter might be cause for concern.
Andy Armstrong
American Carbide Council
User avatar
Anonymous_Coward
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 893
Joined: Feb 3, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Inside the Beehive
NSS #: 45993RL FE
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Paha Sapa Grotto
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby Terilu » Jul 12, 2010 3:38 pm

I know this is years later from post previous but I was sitting outside today around 2pm in Indiana and there were a group of approx 20-30 birds flying high above. After looking and listening closer they are bats! I have never seen bats flying around during the day?? Why is this?
Terilu
New Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 12, 2010 3:32 pm
  

Re: Bats flying at mid-day

Postby ArCaver » Jul 12, 2010 3:44 pm

Terilu wrote:I know this is years later from post previous but I was sitting outside today around 2pm in Indiana and there were a group of approx 20-30 birds flying high above. After looking and listening closer they are bats! I have never seen bats flying around during the day?? Why is this?


Are you absolutely certain they are bats? Quite often I have people point out "bats" to me that are swallows or chimney swifts. I would suspect the latter since you said you identified them by listening. It is possible though that you saw bats that were disturbed by something. Is anyone logging in your area?
User avatar
ArCaver
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 567
Joined: Jul 31, 2006 12:42 pm
  


Return to Everything Bats

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron