Bedhead or Bathead

This little guy tries to sleep in the entrance to the house were I live. It is about 6 - 7 cm long and has the cutest little feet you can imagine. It was funny how it moved it's ear when the autofocus motor started to work. No wonder modern lenses have ultrasonic motors to adjust the focus.
If you look carefully you can see its eye how it is looking at you from behind its arm/wing.
I like its fluffy fur.
It could be a common pipistrelle, a Brandt's bat or a pipistrellus nathusii.
How cute! I thought bats slept in big groups and stuff, not by themselves? Great shot!
posted July 14th, 2010  
he's cool...might keep the bugs down too!
posted July 14th, 2010  
great capture
posted July 14th, 2010  
Ah that's wonderful - have never had a chance to see a bat up close - so entrancing!
posted July 14th, 2010  
wow....where do you live....I've never seen a real bat around a home!
posted July 14th, 2010  
Awwww...! Thats gorgeous and a fab fab photo!
I love bats, used to live opposite a pond that had loads, and at dusk they would fly near your head but always just stop as they realised we were there. Wicked!!
posted July 14th, 2010  
I really hate bats. They used to get into a house we lived in. About one per month, until I figured out they were getting in through the heating vents, so I blocked them with screening. I became pretty expert at catching them.
posted July 14th, 2010  
I love bats! they eat mosquitos and other bugs for us. this is such a great closeup and this bat looks soooo cute peeking out. I had to fav this! great job.
posted July 14th, 2010  
I'm just captivated by his ugly-cute face...I can't decide which! I love the way he's quite aware of your presence...you seem to have connected. (We sat outside with friends at their house last night and were talking about the bats that keep the yard mosquito-free.) Thanks for bringing us a seldom-photographed little animal...
posted July 14th, 2010  
Awwwww, that is so darn cute! What a wonderful picture!
posted July 15th, 2010  
WOW...Barbara...amazing capture!
Fantastic!
posted July 15th, 2010  
Such a neat little guy - great capture!
posted July 15th, 2010  
His face is so homely it's cute. It's a good photo of something different. Thank you!
posted July 15th, 2010  
cool close-up of this little bat! Great shot :o)
posted July 15th, 2010  
oh i adore bats ..as a child i was bitten by a bat in a cave my family and i was exploring ... came up in a big ugly rash lol but ever since them i am a huge fan of them . ur lucky to get so close , nice shot
posted July 15th, 2010  
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