The Bedfordshire Bat Group goes to Northants

The Wildlife Trust has a new project licence to trap in their reserves and have added Bob Cornes as an agent.

Gwen Hitchcock reports:

Photo Gwen Hitchcock All three pip species.The one on the right sporting a new ring is a Nathusius

Successful first night trapping in Northants last night!
We caught a total of 24 bats, all three of our pipistrelle species -great excitement when the first bat caught was the rare Nathusius’ pipistrelle – as well as 14 Daubenton’s.
Evidence of breeding from all species, we can’t say for sure it took place on the reserve or not but it is an important foraging ground for all.
Huge thanks to the Bedfordshire Bat Group members who crossed the border to help & for the use of their kit”.

Soprano pip. Photo Gwen Hitchcock

Natterer’s bat. Photo Gwen Hitchcock

Daubenton’s Bat. Photo Gwen Hitchcock

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