Monthly Archives: May 2013

Curiousity killed the bat

    The main predator of bats is the cat. In some cases they find an already grounded bat, but they are also capable of catching bats as they come out of their roosts. We know of one case of … Continue reading

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A game of two halves

Last night was a busy one for the Bat Group with two regular surveys The first survey was at the Lakeside sight and was curtailed by rain after only(!) 489 bats were counted out before  rain stopped play and the … Continue reading

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Little things please little minds

It is often little things that makes a bat worker happy. A few days ago, sharp eyed  Danny spotted something on the ground beneath one of the Priory bat boxes. He picked it up and brought it back indoors to … Continue reading

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Bat friendly gardens

If you are out and about in the garden you might like to think of conditions which will favour bats . None of the British bats feed on pollen or nectar, but they will eat beasts that do.     … Continue reading

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Bats found in Kings Wood Bat Boxes

This time last year when we checked the bat boxes at Kings Wood, there was no-one at home. So with rain forecast, expectations were not high when we had our first check of the season. We managed to get all … Continue reading

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Croaking to Eaton Bray youngsters about bats

Today we headed off to do a bat talk for Eaton Bray Academy. For weeks now Jude has been moaning  (very quietly) about her hay fever which has made her cough and splutter and effects her voice, so the house … Continue reading

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Driven up the pole by bats

The bat group has recently bought another Griffin from Batbox using the proceeds from data searches. The fine weather on Monday night was too good not to exploit and Bob headed off to the home of our main bat box … Continue reading

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Wardown Park survey

  Geraldine Hogg one of the survey leaders for Wardown Park reports: A very pleasant stroll around Wardown Park took place on Tuesday 7th May, (we ) were probably outnumbered by the Common Pipistrelles. The bat boxes were bedecked with … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day bats released

The pair of bats that were rescued on Valentine’s day- one of which is shown on he left- ( see http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?p=6994) were finally released back where they were found last night as this good weather continued The pair flew off … Continue reading

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Latest news on Noctule and pup

 Simon Pidgeon who is taking care of the female Noctule and her pup posted the following  on our facebook page last night “First test flight for mum and pup Noctule on Wednesday night, thanks to Steve Freeman and co at … Continue reading

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