Barbastelle Bat

Bat – Barbastelle

The Barbastelle is very rare, found in southern and central England and Wales. Their calls sound like short, hard smacks, in fast and then slower pulses.
Bechstein's Bat

Bat – Bechstein’s

Bechstein’s bats tend to forage in woodland within a kilometre or two of their roost site, generally high up in the canopy although they can be seen near the ground when drinking, commuting or socialising.
Brandt’s Bat

Bat – Brandt’s

The Brandt’s bat is a small species with a somewhat shaggy fur. It is very similar to the whiskered bat and is difficult to tell them apart.
Brown Long-Eared Bat

Bat – Brown Long-Eared

This bat's huge ears provide exceptionally sensitive hearing - it can even hear a ladybird walking on a leaf.
Common Pipistrelle Bat

Bat – Common Pipistrelle

Common Pipistrelle's are the commonest and most widespread of all British bat species.
Daubenton Bat

Bat – Daubenton

The Daubenton Bat is also known as the ‘water bat’ as it fishes insects from the water’s surface with its large feet or uses its tail membrane as a scoop.
Greater Horseshoe Bat

Bat – Greater Horseshoe

The Greater horseshoe bat is rare in Britain, confined to central England and Wales. It is one of our largest bat species, the size of a small pear.
Grey Long Eared Bat

Bat – Grey Long Eared

Grey long-eared bats are very rare medium-sized bats found only in a few places in southern England. They are generally longer than the Brown long-eared bats. 
Greater Mouse Eared Bat

Bat – Greater Mouse Eared

The greater mouse-eared bat is the largest bat that occurs in Britain. It was officially declared extinct in 1990 in the UK.
Leisler's Bat

Bat – Leisler’s

The Leisler’s bat is similar to the noctule, but smaller, with longer fur, particularly around the shoulders and the upper back, giving it a lion’s mane appearance.
Nathusius pipistrelle

Bat – Nathusius Pipistrelle

Nathusius pipistrelle is a rare bat in the UK, though records have increased in recent years A previous migrant species, it has only been classed as a resident species since 1997.
Natterer’s Bat

Bat – Natterer’s

The Natterer’s bat is a medium-sized species that was often called the ‘red-armed bat’ because of its pinkish limbs.
Lesser Horseshoe Bat

Bat – Lesser Horseshoe

The Lesser horseshoe bat is one of the smallest British species, being around plum-sized. Like the greater horseshoe bat, it has a complex noseleaf.
Noctule Bat

Bat – Noctule

The Noctule bat is one of the largest widespread British species, but it is still smaller than the palm of your hand.
Serotine Bat

Bat – Serotine

Serotine bat is one of Britain’s largest bat species and usually one of the first to appear in the evening, often emerging in good light.
Whiskered Bat

Bat – Whiskered

The whiskered bat is very similar to Brandt’s bat and the two species were only separated in 1970.
Soprano pipistrelle

Bat – Soprano Pipistrelle

Soprano Pipistrelles are the commonest and most widespread of all British bat species.