Going batty for bats

Experts are fitting bats with tiny radio transmitter to discover more about their nocturnal existence.

Transmitters fitted to bats to learn more about them

Video. Bats are not everyone's favourite animal. All those stories of vampires probably haven't helped! But they are actually among our most remarkable creatures. And in Sussex, experts are fitting bats with tiny radio transmitters to discover more about their nocturnal existence.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to bat expert Daniel Whitby, the head ranger at Slindon Estate Mark Wardle and wildlife and countryside advisor from the National Trust, Crispin Scott.