Monthly Archives: February 2016

A new harp trap and lure

  Great excitement her as we have managed to source that rarest of things, a second hand harp trap  in excellent condition complete with acoustic lure. Can’t wait until the season stars and we can start playing with it.

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First Pipistrelle in a box at Rushmere.

Bob and I went up to Rushmere yesterday, and, as old habits die hard, Bob thought he would  just check a couple of the bat boxes there. He does this regularly but so far there has been nobody in. However, … Continue reading

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Writing up BatMap

The trouble with collecting data is that this is of no use if you don’t use it. We did many surveys on and leading up to the BatMap weekend last , and every time we think that last possible bit … Continue reading

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The bat season begins

It is still a bit early in the year for bats to be about, but it would seem that not all bats know this. We had a call yesterday to a bat found in a house. Gwen collected him on … Continue reading

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The Bat Care Polytunnel

We all know how blowy it has been, but most of us were unaware of the chaos the high winds caused until Soggy told us at6 the committee meeting that the cover had taken flight during one of the storms. … Continue reading

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BatMap Final report

We thought this report was nearly finished. Then we did one last check on the data and discovered we have missed the analysis of the sonograms from the earlier part of the year. Given the number of surveys we did … Continue reading

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A purpose built bat roost

One of our keen members is having a new house on the site of an old one. There were a few bats in the attic and she has had a splendid bat house built as mitigation. Yesterday Bob went with … Continue reading

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Surveys 2016

Finally I have got the dates of regular surveys listed. You can check them out at http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=9683

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How soon I forget!

It seemed a good idea to put a new page under the projects area of the website. I wrote the new page, pasted in the new dates and then realised I had forgotten how to enter it onto the drop … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine at Sandy Warren

  Saturday’s Guardian had an article about the RSPB headquarters at Sandy having installed a new wind turbine. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/06/rspb-plans-bat-friendly-wind-turbine Most wind turbine damage seems to be caused when the blades are moving slowly, and this turbine has been built to … Continue reading

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