A Nathususius – but not in Beds

Grafham Water is in Cambridgeshire, but I am including it here because bat group member Aidan works there. It is a known Nathusius site and Bob joined Aidan on a Nathusius survey last night. Bob loitered at the edge of the lake and got thoroughly cold, but it was all made worthwhile when a Nathusius came into the trap. It was rewarded with a good deal of attention and flew off with a bright new ring.

Nathusius pipistrelle with ring. Photo Bob Cornes

Nathusius pipistrelle with ring. Photo Bob Cornes

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Nathusius pipistrelle with its ring. Photo Bob Cornes

Meanwhile in the wood Aidan and Chris were also having a successful night . Into their traps flew a WAB . (Whiskered Alcathoe Brandt’s). These are difficult bats to tell apart so a poo sample was gathered. (The bat kindly donated a sample while sitting in a holding bag). We think we know what it is, but will wait until we get the confirmation from the sampleWAB (7)crop

 

WAB Photo Bob Cornes

WAB Photo Bob Cornes

WAB Photo Bob Cornes

WAB Photo Bob Cornes

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WAB Photo Bob Cornes

 

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