Twenty five years of watching common pipistrelles

Every year the bat group goes round to John Adams’ common pipistrelle¬† roost. This year was special as it marked 25 year of John collecting data. ( 2009Adams roost). His daughter made a fantastic cake, which was one of many. We feasted¬† while waiting for the bats to come out.

Photo Hedj Dollman

Photo Hedj Dollman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Hedj Dollman

John and Ann Adams Photo by Hedj Dollman

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Jude Hirstwood

Waiting for the bats ( and the cake) Photo Hedj Dollman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Hedj Dollman

Bob tried out his prototype of a bat catcher and managed to catch three bats in quick succession. We were able to show these to those who had come to watch – bat group members and friends and neighbours. Last year we caught a male for the first time ever, but this year all the ones we captured were females.

As always, many thanks to John and Ann for their hospitality

Photo Jude Hirstwood

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