Monthly Archives: July 2014

Roost visits- a follow up

A number of the bat group have been trained to be Natural England Roost Visitors for Natural England to give advice to roost owners.. Earlier this season Kel went to a house in Turvey and last night returned to do … Continue reading

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Bat care masterclass

While others were out harp trapping last night, Hedj Kel and Sogs met with Rhona to get some training on coping with juveniles. It was a really relaxed evening with much exchange of information., and a lot of laughter Rhona … Continue reading

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Nathusius 2 : Bat Group 1

The Nathusius centred curse continued to play havoc earlier this week. Bob and Sogs tried netting at Barton, but the wind was too strong and the only they caught was a chill. The following night, Jonathan, Andrew and Bob tried … Continue reading

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Nathusius remain elusive.

Regular readers will know that the King of the Nathusius has had great fun sabotaging our attempt to capture his subjects. He has been very successful invoking downpours and even dramatic thunder storms. All too aware¬† that we were planing … Continue reading

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Baby sitting captive bats

  Soggy wanted to go on the box check but her young charges are still on a five hourly feeding regime, so she had to find baby sitters. Many thanks to Dick and Geraldine who took on the task, and … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check at Kings Wood.

To be honest people headed out with some trepidation on Sunday, unsure of what the weather had in store.In fact it was quite kind and the gang got round in record time until they reached the last box. This was … Continue reading

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Rain stops play at Priory again.

We had planned to go back to Priory for another attempt at trapping Nathusius’ pipistrelle. The Met Office kept changing the time when the thunderstorm would hit and in the end we decided to go ahead. Bob and Aidan both … Continue reading

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Two nice captures at Kings Wood

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  We have had reports that brown long eareds who are the last species to give birth have done so locally and so we have begun to trap again. We always keep a close eye on our nets, but last … Continue reading

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Bat care – an update

It might seem that things are quieter than usual at the moment, but that is not altogether true The writer of this blog is currently doing an impression of the bat on the right and shuffling about on crutches and … Continue reading

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Pipistrelles in Luton

We recently had an enquiry passed to us by the Wildlife Trust from a gentleman who had spotted bats flying close to his house in Luton¬† and asking if any one could help to identify what they were. Viv and … Continue reading

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