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Pinpoint Bat 2019

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Visit to Whipsnade

As well as hibernation surveys, we used to do other detector surveys at Whipsnade when Kevin Frediani worked there. When he left they fizzled out. When we did the original surveys we had to record onto an mp3 player, which … Continue reading

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Grounded bat at Shuttleworth

Last week’s warm weather seems to have lured bats out of hibernation, but the worsening weather seems to have taken it’s toll on some adventurous bats. We had a call this  morning from Shuttleworth College. One of our carers is … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for the Bat Season 2

Have also found time to order some new bat group clothing from Positive Branding   Very quick turn round, so some of us will be flaunting new kit come the season

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Getting geared up for the bat season I

As the number of bats seen during the day increases we are busy getting geared up for the beginning of the season in April.  Have fixed the days of most of our regular surveys (see survey section) e.g. Stockgrove

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The East West Rail link

There is a proposal to build a railway from Oxford to Cambridge which  obviously, goes through Bedfordshire. The train company has asked for comments on their proposed routes. There are 5 proposed routes. The maps that they have provided are … Continue reading

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Whipsnade Hibernation boxes

Many years ago we put wooden bat boxes into some of our hibernation sites. These are by their very nature damp places and over the years the boxes have begun to disintegrate. At the latest survey, George offered to make … Continue reading

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Bat sounds in a hibernation site

As mentioned earlier we put an SMT  detector into one of the hibernation sites at Whipsnade This is a recording of a Natterer’s Bat flying around inside the hibernaculum You can see the echolocation calls bouncing off the walls   … Continue reading

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Playing with bat box data

While bat sleep, Bob has being passing his time crunching data. He had done a time consuming nearest neighbour anaylsis of the Kings Wood bat box results to see which bat roost with which. We knew before we started this … Continue reading

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Bat Conservation Trust Ringing fund

The committee agreed to donate £500 to this appeal

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