Air Date: Week of October 28, 2011
Pipistrelle bats flit over a trout pond in Kent England, catching insects on a summer evening.
[PINGING SOUNDS OF BATS FLYING]
GELLERMAN: We leave you this week with Pipistrellus pipistrellus.
[BAT SOUNDS: Richard Ranft “Pipistrelle Bat” from Vanishing Wildlife: A Sound Guide To Britain’s Endangered Species (British Library Sound Archive 2006)]
GELLERMAN: Like all bats, these small fly-by-night mammals use echolocation to navigate and hunt for food. On this summer night, their haunt is a trout pond in Kent, England. Richard Ranft used a bat detector to record these frequent fliers for the British Library CD “Vanishing Wildlife, A Sound Guide to Britain’s Endangered Species.”
[SOUNDS OF PIPISTRELLUS PIPISTRELLUS. POPPING AND PINGING]
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