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Where are all the bats?
I've had no bat rescues this summer. Aparently all the learner-flyers got their full licenses without my help, and the adults are being especially careful of cats, pools, and houses.

They're still around. At nights I can hear the metallic TING of the white-striped freetails and the ultrasonic jack-hammer-to-the-head of the wattled bats. I hope the drought hasn't knocked them around too much.

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I'm sure this has already been pointed out to you, but have you seen the new bat stamps?

Yes! And some kind people sent me a set for christmas! Those are very nice looking stamps.

I got a pack of those at Halloween. I've been saving the ones I think are ugly for my credit card bills.

Do bats migrate much? If water and food are a problem I'd think they'd tend to conserve energy or go where there's better chances of survival. And maybe since there's a draught on people are more worried about grass fires and such so they are to pre-occupied to search for other bats in the belfry, so to speak;).

The flying foxes migrate but the microbats don't. If they can't fatten up for winter they'll be in trouble.

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