||Another uncommon and little-known bat,
the Whiskered is closely related to the Natterer's and Daubenton's.
It shares their taste for wooded areas, particularly near water. it
has a rapid, fluttering flight, and often flies along a regular "beat"
over a hedgerow or at the edge of a woodland. Seen close up, the Whiskered
has shaggy fur and a dark face and ears. It is probably the rarest
of the bat species found in the Dublin region, although our bat detector
surveys are beginning to suggest that it is more widespread than previously