Monthly Archives: June 2013

Call for Bedfordshire moth and butterfly wings

Andy Banthorpe,the moth recorder for Bedfordshire, recently joined the bat group He has asked that if any of you come across a pile of wings in a church¬† or other building, he would be very happy to receive them. One … Continue reading

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Barbastelle radio tracking

The tag lasted fourteen days and has now expired. This means some of us are busy catching up sleep but I will have more to say about this Right until the end our little lady continued to guide us to … Continue reading

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Wardown Park survey

Amidst all the chaos our usual surveys continue with their usual seamless efficiency. Each of our regular surveys has its own co-ordinator so while some of us are haring about after barbastelles, these sail effortlessly on. Below are Geraldine’s notes … Continue reading

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Stockgrove survey

Amidst all the chaos of chasing barbastelles, some things continue as normal. Angie comments below on Monday’s Stockgrove survey “ Monday was a quiet evening for the roosts at Stockgrove, all boxes were empty but T7 was again home to … Continue reading

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Bats and churches

Every now and again the issue of bats and churches rears its head. Very many churches in the UK have bats and ,while some churches do have problems with them, most churches arewelcoming and many actively like their bats. The … Continue reading

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Swineshead Day 10

Quick update – found a 6th roost yesterday. Tag must be nearing end of its life soon – then I can catch up on (a) sleep and (b) this blog. She escaped vigilant eyes again last night Think we may … Continue reading

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Has it all gone quiet on Bedfordshire?

No posts for a while and you may have thought we had gone into torpor. Far from it for the last ten days we have has a radio tag on a non pregnant female ( obviously) barbastelle and have so¬† … Continue reading

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Canoe survey on the Ouse

The rain held off for our latest survey with our friends the Viking kayak club as we covered another part of the river. At the risk of repeating ourselves we had excellent views of Daubenton’s bats and Noctules not to … Continue reading

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More Brown Long Eared activity at Stockgrove

Angie just sent me this report- yet another good night and a chance to practice punning Stockgrove Monday 10th June There was more flying bat activity this time than we have has in previous weeks. Several Soprano Pips and Common … Continue reading

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Bat boxes taken over by blue tits

Saturday’s box check was done in record time, because blue tits had moved into the boxes and there were no bats to be seen. Will have to take advice from North Bucks who have been making their boxes blue tit … Continue reading

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