Monthly Archives: July 2015

New occupants of a Stockgrove Bat Box

Yesterday’s regular box check had two occupied boxes. One had what we think was a Natterer’s bat. It was difficulty getting a good vie last night and a second contained a number of brown long eared bats, but here were … Continue reading

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The Greater Stockgrove Bat Map

We have now done enough detector surveys to locate seven good trapping sites for both of the two days of this event. Our attention has now turned to allocating people to groups to get a mix of expertise¬† (we have … Continue reading

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A new bat for Bedfordshire

We went trapping Wednesday night and were joined by Daniel Hargreaves and his to harp traps and lures.This meant we had four of them to set up. It was a steady evening at first and we caught pipistrelles, Natterer’s and … Continue reading

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Little ‘Un

a while ago I posted this picture of a bat which had been caught by a cat and sustained major wing damage. Such wounds are often fatal due to infection, but so far, all is well Dick has been back … Continue reading

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Bat Care update – good and bad news

Bat care as I never tire of saying can be heartbreaking, but then at the same time there are success stories. This is the latest update from Soggy Sad news Dean and Spencer both expired over the weekend. They got … Continue reading

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Lovely sighting of common pipistrelles

At the Lakeside survey on Thursday, there was a lot of light in the sky. This made counting a bit easier . (Bats have young to feed and are coming out despite the light) It also gave a wonderful sight … Continue reading

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Don the bat is still thriving

Latest pictures of Don the pipistrele pup shows he is doing well. Jo has been taking some photos. This was Jo’s first bat care patient, having just finished a bat care training course    

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A really amazing photo of a pip pup feeding

If you are a regular reader of this web site or indeed visit out Facebook page, the name Hedj Dollman should be familiar to you. He is a professional photographer and a bat group member, and we often use his … Continue reading

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Bat Care- a flurry of grounded bats

This hot weather has led to a flurry of grounded bats and abandoned pups. Soggy went back to a roost where she had found a pip pup to find that most of the roost hvef moved out, perhaps because it … Continue reading

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