Tag Archives: Bechstein’s survey

Another chance to look for Bechstein’s bat in Bedfordshire

Last year Lia Gilmour, a Bristol MSc student, made numerous trips to Bedfordshire in an attempt to catch Bechstein’s, Regular readers will know she came up empty handed. The weather last season was dreadful and we really wanted to try … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

High Speed film of bats

Toby Thorne Bedfordshire and North Bucks Bat Group has been celebrating his success at the National Bat Conference by taking high speed film of bats,You can see his first attempts here   http://www.youtube.com/user/tobyjthornehis first attempts here/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bechstein’s Project round 3 Day 3

After another busy day checking the results from the previous night. more bat group members headed off to another wood. This was the most demanding physically as the wood was on a steep slope, so lugging the equipment was a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bechstein’s Project Round 3, Day 2.

The day was spent checking equipment, planning the evening logistics, looking at sound recordings, checking video recordings and plugging  a vast number of battery chargers throughout the house. More cake was made  and then headed off to the next wood … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bechstein’s Project, Round three. Day 1

Lia came up from Bristol for an intensive 5 day survey of woods in Bedfordshire.She bought with her a small mountain of kit: harp traps, songmeters, autobats,video camera, infra red light,crammed into her car. One of the first jobs on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment