Last night eight of us gathered to do the roost count with one eye on the ominous rain clouds. We counted out 930 bats before the rain started, at which points the bats decided feeding in the rain was not a good idea. We waited a few minutes before deciding the bats had the right idea and called it a night.
But not before we had seen one of the bats misjudged her exit from the roost. A confident exit was marred when she hit a tree branch and plummeted to the ground. She was unharmed and nonchalantly took off a few seconds later.
We set up a remote detector in a nearby wood and recorded barbastelle, serotines, Noctules, Nathusius and Daubenton’s.