Monthly Archives: May 2019

Return to Whipsnade Zoo

Photo ZSL/   After a rather frustrating week , some of the group returned to Whipsnade Zoo to do the survey which was rained off earlier in the month. Tonight luck held . It didn’t rain , so no lurking … Continue reading

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The elusive Nathusius

As other Bat Groups report catching them, we have yet again come up empty handed. The Nathusius below, looking smug, was caught last year. We will try again later this year

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Begwary Brook

did a trapping survey here on 16th May, hoping for a Nathusius and guess what we didn’t catch one. Hey ho

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Stockgrove Monday 13th May

A rain free night at last and a really profitable one. Once again the Daubenton’s over the lake were in short supply, but we heard barbastelle and serotines as well as the usual common and soprano pips. Brown long eared … Continue reading

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Southill Church Bioblitz

The Bedfordshire Natural History Society carried out a Bioblitz at Southill Church today. Bob went along as the Bat Recorder to check whether brown long eared bats were still roosting. Of bats there was no sign, but they may have … Continue reading

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Rain stops play at Whipsnade

We have been excited by recent developments in our relationship with Whipsnade Zoo and had our first of a series of surveys at Whipsnade last night. A crack team of Bat Group members , taking with them the video camera … Continue reading

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Lakeside Survey Thursday 9th May

We eyed the weather forecast with trepidation as rain was forecast and we wanted to give two people a chance to hand net, but fortune was on our side and the rain held off (more or less)  so we were … Continue reading

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Sandy Survey Tuesday 12th

First survey of the year. Good range of bats. Had good view of barbastelle showing off. Lots of pips and also serotine and a good display of Noctules at the Gatehouse. Had some RSPB staf f with us, who enjoyed … Continue reading

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Rain stops play at Studham

First Studham survey on Wednesday. Geraldine reports: Sadly we were unable to complete the survey at Studham on Wednesday night due to rain.However we did have a few passes by Common Pipistrelles before the wet weather stopped play. We checked … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Bat Box survey

Often we see no bats in the boxes in May because of the above beasties which take over the boxes. This year they were there an masse but one box did have Brown long eareds in. This gave injecte fo0lk … Continue reading

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