We were on a Nature Kenya Sunday bird-watch at Swara Plains south of Athi River on 21st June 2015. As we walked through the bush we spotted a bright yellow bat flying away, seemingly spooked by us. A few people among our group who are professional field guides quickly identified it as a Yellow-winged Bat. Unfortunately I couldn't get a photo of it as it quickly disappeared into some thick bush.
We set up mist nets and bat detectors near a cave in De Hoop as part of our bat project. We caught a number of Rhinolophus clivosus, brought them back to where we were staying to measure them, and then we released them.
Bats in the city of Yaounde, Cameroon
seen a flock of bats crossing the capital of Cameroon, Yaounde. They spent about one week in town and moved southwest. The locals went to hunt them by throwing stones.
We were in Andapa for Independence Day celebrating with the English language association for the region. A local boy found this bat in a school building.
The departure of these bats leaves a pencil like nature of trees they roost on. The tendency is that people think they destroy the roosting trees. But their departure provides a regeneration period for the trees.
In the orange crocodile cave.
the cave was flooded (rainy season).
Same population size/composition than previous observations.
Mainly orange individuals in this cave, though a few dark bats were spotted.
around one thousand bats in this cave, only one species in the site.
The cave is wide.
Unsure of id, seems different from H. caffer seen in the other caves of the area (round ears, small nose).
Got some tissu sample in pure alcohol.
thousands, in the cave, in rainy season, mixed with 2 other species.
Both orange / grey specimen.
Picture of a dead animal, found on the cave floor
A colony of nearly 500 bats are roosting deep in the dense mangroove forest away from the villages
A colony of about 2000 bats on 2 trees in front of Kenya Forest service office in Lamu island-situated 20 meters from the western beach of Indian Ocean