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We recapture a Nathusius

In September 2015 we caught 3 species of pip at Lakeside. The chunky chap in the middle was a Nathusius. He was a juvenile and we ringed him. We encountered him again last night at a different place on the … Continue reading

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Private Eyes view of a bat walk

And very true it is. Enjoy.

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Trapping at Whipsnade

After our last attempt to catch bats at the hibernacula at Whipsnade was foiled by the pouring rain, we had another go. The early evening was very quiet. This time we were watched by rhinos in a nearby paddock. Then … Continue reading

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The Bedfordshire Bat Group goes to Northants

The Wildlife Trust has a new project licence to trap in their reserves and have added Bob Cornes as an agent. Gwen Hitchcock reports: “Successful first night trapping in Northants last night! We caught a total of 24 bats, all … Continue reading

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The Viking Kayak Club Flotilla

The Viking Kayak Club are really helpful allies who have helped us a lot over the past few years , so when they asked if we would do a bats and boats event for members how could we refuse? In … Continue reading

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The Bedfordshire Bat Group goes to Northants

Gwen at the Wildlife Trust asked for help trapping in one of her reserves in Northamptonshire. She has a new project licence and has put Bob as an agent. Gwen writes: “A successful first night trapping in Northants last night … Continue reading

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Begwary Brook Trapping

We joined the Wildlife Trust for another session  at Begwary Brook Nature Reserve. This time we had permision to put a trap on Fishing Club land. Bbut we also got some Common Pips, a Noctule, 2 Daubenton’s and even more … Continue reading

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Bats and Boats II

  Kei O’Batty reports “Another successful bats n boats event. However, you know they say ‘never work with kids and animals’ well we are adding teachers to that list. Had a group of 4 young teachers (was going to be … Continue reading

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Lakeside Survey

Jude’s first visit to this site since her cataract operations. Could actually see clearly. Was delighted to be able to watch bats again. Had 38 come out of my exit. Geraldine have over 400 and in all we counted out … Continue reading

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Trapping at Wrest Parks

The statues gazed on askance as we descended on Wrest Park for a trapping session as 12 of us, including 3 Wrest Park staff, bearing  trapping equipment and cake. We set up two harp taps and 4 mist nets  (two … Continue reading

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