Bedfordshire Bat Group Photo gallery.

Created February 2011

Now I have got the basic website up and running, I will  gradually be be moving some of the  photo galleries onto wordpress . Eventually I will embed galleries on the relevant pages where they exist.

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Stockgrove Country  Park Boathouse
Stockgrove Country Park Boathouse
The remains of the boathouse at Stockgrove Park
Stockgrove park roost tree
Stockgrove park roost tree
Can you spot the roost?
stockgrove park woodpecker hole
stockgrove park woodpecker hole
Woodpecker holes are popular roost sites for Daubenton's and Noctules. They will move frequently between roosts.
stockgrove park urine stain caused by Daubenton's bats
stockgrove park urine stain caused by Daubenton's bats
A stain on a tree like this is a good indication that the woodpecker hole has been used by bats.
stockgrove park  bat roost
stockgrove park bat roost
This is only occupied infrequently but we check it every time
stockgrove park roost tree
stockgrove park roost tree
This old woodpecker hole is sometimes occupied by brown long eared bats
stockgrove park bat boxes
stockgrove park bat boxes
A number of bat boxes have been put up around the park.
stockgrove park bat boxes
stockgrove park bat boxes
This set of bat boxes is occasionally home to brown long eared bats. They swop which boxes they use from week to week
infra red photograph of brown long eared bat emerging from a bat box 1
infra red photograph of brown long eared bat emerging from a bat box 1
Toby Thorne took a series of photos of brown long eareds emerging using an infra red flash and a lot of patience
infra red photograph of brown  long eared bat emerging from a bat box 2
infra red photograph of brown long eared bat emerging from a bat box 2
Photo by Toby Thorne
infra red photograph of brown long eared bat emerging from a bat box 3
infra red photograph of brown long eared bat emerging from a bat box 3
Photo by Toby Thorne
stockgrove park boathouse
stockgrove park boathouse
Standing at the boat house is a perfect spot to see both Noctules flying high in the sky and Daubenton's skimming over the water
stockgrove park  low  bat roost
stockgrove park low bat roost
This tree is unusual in that there is a bat roost here in a hole at hip height.
flying bat
flying bat
we get good views of bats flying at dusk (posed by models)
monitoring Daubenton's
monitoring Daubenton's
We monitor the number of Daubenton's flying across the lake by shining a torch beam over it and counting the number of passes in 5 minutesd45 minutes after sunset. (posed by models)

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