Cowart's Common Room

Yes, yes, I know I am and not a marble in sight . . . .

BUT I have just seen our bats for the first time this year . . .at least three of them - we have a male Pipistral Roost.

So very excited and jumping up and down and shouting BATS.

Posted at 2nd Apr 2008 - 08:40PM   Posted by Westerwitch   BATS Comments: 15

Westerwitch's Avatar Still no daffodils though . . .leaves yes - blooms no . . .Crying or Very sad

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Apr 2008 at 08:41PM

Milla's Avatar WHAT! No daffodils? I feel ours have been here for MONTHS!! ANOTHER good thing about Where I Live - am feeling guilty now. And remembering how brilliantly crime-free it is (one burglary in about 7 years I think) and safe. I just got carried away with the neighbours, as I do. But by now we're all SO bored of daffodils, very old hat. Onwards and upwards - amelanchier is out, and malus, and some tulips, and exochorda, and the cytisus is thinking about it, and and and. Tee hee.

Posted by: Milla on 2nd Apr 2008 at 08:53PM

KittyB's Avatar Us too! H counted seven although the most I saw was two together - I think he was counting the same ones going round and round...

Posted by: KittyB on 2nd Apr 2008 at 08:58PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Wot daffodils, or bats Kitty . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:02PM

Fennie's Avatar Well here our daffodils are still in full bloom - indeed the crocuses have not long emerged. I planted them beneath the rhubarb and this year it has been a race to see which would emerge first. It was, the crocuses. We have no bats, however, (at least not here for I remember a month or two back I posted about a bat I had see) As always I am wonder what a bat might eat at this time of the year.

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:05PM

Withy Brook's Avatar No bars here yet though it was warm enough today, but no sign of the insects that they need to eat. We have pipistrels too though not in our roof, I think - one across the green.
Daffodils coming along nicely - still a joy to see and not yet boring. Amelanchia won't be too long either. Crocuses have been with us for some time. It so depends on the variety.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:23PM

Wizzard's Avatar We had a problem with BATS at the golf club. The bat people came and cleared out the droppings a few weeks ago. We are hoping that the BATS dont return to the roof - they can roost elsewhere and just come and eat our midges!

Wx Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Wizzard on 2nd Apr 2008 at 09:28PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Know what you mean about bats (how on earth did you do that big writing by the way?). Actually, I can hear bats. No one believes me, but I really can.


Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 2nd Apr 2008 at 10:26PM

Mountainear's Avatar I've spotted one bat so far, last night - flying over the daffodils.

Posted by: Mountainear on 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:00PM

Elizabethm's Avatar We have daffodils in droves, some going over, some blooming away and some still in bud but no sign of our bats yet. I'm never sure whether to be pleased or not. I am torn between being beguiled and being spooked!

Posted by: Elizabethm on 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:45PM

Camilla's Avatar Daffoldils are all blooming in the garden at the moment. I have always had a fear of the Bats, we have them dive bombing this way and that sometimes near the the back of our Cottage which lies next to great expanse of open fields.

I am sure they are quite harmless, have this vision that they may swoop into my head if I happened to be thereRolling Eyes I know that they make a very loud noise almost like a cat cry.

Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Apr 2008 at 12:24AM

Frances's Avatar I'm not sure I would really want to see any bats, but am so glad that the daffs are finally making a move into New York.

They have been in bloom in sunny, sheltered spots all over town for a few weeks, but the general, average daffodil location has the little darlings in full bud, just ready to burst into their golden song.


Posted by: Frances on 3rd Apr 2008 at 03:39AM

Faith's Avatar LBD you must have excellent hearing, I thought only children could hear bats. We havent seen any yet - I adore them, sweet little things with cross crumpled faces!

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Apr 2008 at 07:48AM

KittyB's Avatar Bats, WW, Bats!! The day I see daffodils going round and round I'll know I've truly lost it! I can hear bats too, but it is something you lose with age, the man from FWAG told me, I'd better get out there listening while I still can!

Posted by: KittyB on 3rd Apr 2008 at 07:57AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Hurrah hurrah - no bats here! I don't mind bats at all but just never really liked sharing my house with them.......
Bucketloads of daffs though......whizzing round the eaves...

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 3rd Apr 2008 at 10:49AM

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