Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bat in a dormouse box

At today’s Dormouse survey A brown long eared bat was found in one of the boxes. This is a fairly infrequent events we were very pleased to get the record.

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Friday 18th May

John and Bob did another Pinpoint Bat expedition. We realised that Dick sets his thresholds of the Peersonic with almost identical results as Bob. To inve4stigate which threshold is better. John and Bob used two different thresholds. Now all(?) that … Continue reading

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Bat Walk at Priory Park

We did a walk for the friends of Putnoe Wood and the Mowslebury Hill Fort. Therewere lots of bats about and we picked up a few Nathusius pipistrelles. We shall have another go at trapping there later in the season.

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Stockgrove Survey 14th May

Another successful night at Stockgrove.As well as lots of common and soprano pips, Daubenton’s and Noctules. We found several bats in boxes. We were able to identify and count out several brown long eareds. Another box had us stumped. We knew … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell Box check

As with Kings Wood there were no bats in the boxes but lots of blue tits, including one with a clutch of eleven  eggs  Picture https://www.lovegardenbirds.co.uk/blog/attracting-blue-tits/

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First Studham Survey of 2018

This was the first time on this new survey. A strange night as despite very varied habitat in which you would have thought that there would be good diversity, we heard only soprano and common pips. Be interesting to see … Continue reading

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First Sandy Warren survey of 2018

12 people joined the survey on Tuesday and a fascinating evening it was. We heard our first Nathusius and a large number of big bats, most identifiable as Serotines and Noctules at the gatehouse. For the first time we made … Continue reading

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