Dick Budden's patch down by the Nadder provides a wealth of interest - flowers, butterflies, caterpillars - and now, a visiting bat. It was 'grounded', but left to its own devices it flew off, unlike a swift with similarly long wings which wouldn't be able to do so. We reported earlier on the healthy bat population along our Nadder River - this site is further downstream but it would seem also has a good number.
This is a Common Pipistrelle - though not so common on the ground. If you should find one in your house, probably on a wall or curtain, don't panic - leave it be till the evening and then just turn all the lights off and open the window, and it'll be gone.
The new page banner pic is of course Abby Eaton's of the Hobby - seems appropriate for what's supposed to be fast news!
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.