Rain didn’t stop play at Stockgrove and Sandy Warren

The bat group are hardy souls and braved to poor weather to do two of our regular surveys last night.

Photo Toby Thorne

“It was a pleasant evening, the rain held off until we were heading home. 4 of the boxes had residents at home, 3 boxes confirmed as Brown long eared with 2, 4, and 13 bats emerging but some of them were a little lazy and stayed inside, the fourth box was unidentified but probable Brown long eared The Noctules and Pips were also out feeding over the lake and giving a great display around the boathouse. 12 Daubentons were counted through the torch beam.”

Angie Cornwell Joint Stockgrove co-ordinator

While this was going on two of the group strolled down to Rushmere to do a reccy.

Meanwhile in Sandy Warren other hardy souls were braving the elements. There were lots of bats about – until the sky’s opened , when they sensibly retreated

Sunday should be a real endurance test – long hours in a very wet and muddy woodland checking bat boxes. Will the bats have moved back in?

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