A bat survey dated December 2016 submitted with the application stated that three species of bat were recorded roosting within the site: soprano pipistrelle, common pipistrelle and brown long-eared bat
Roost selection by the brown long-eared bat
Other common types include our biggest bat, the noctule, which is still smaller than the palm of your hand, and the brown long-eared bat
, which has exceptional hearing.
A species of bat known as the Brown Long-Eared bat
is common in Formby and now ecologists have told the former England international that he must install special bat boxes for them at his new pad, as well as taking special care not to disturb the local owl population.
A slightly goofier specimen is the brown long-eared bat
nattereri and the brown long-eared bat
Plecotus auritus are known to hibernate in this location.
uk Left, this brown long-eared bat
lost it's left eye, but is well on the way to recovery and is due to be released back into the wild very soon
The new Park View Student Village accommodation scheme and above, a Flying Brown Long-eared Bat
Part of that process was checking for bats, an endangered species, and evidence emerged of seven bats in two varieties, the brown long-eared bat
and the pipistrelle - both of which are protected.
A Brown Long-Eared Bat
can hear a ladybird walking along a leaf from several metres away.
Other mammals to feature on the stamps include the polecat, humpback whale, otter, water vole, brown long-eared bat
, sperm whale, greater horseshoe bat, dormouse and the hedgehog.
Lesser horseshoe bats became a protected species in the UK in 1981, but the animal is more difficult to help than more widespread species such as the pipistrelle and brown long-eared bat