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A Barbastelle in a Kent bat box at Priory Park

On Sunday Danny Fellman was doing his monthly check of the boxes at Priory Country Park and made the most remarkable discovery. He went back later with his posh camera and this is what he took.If you look at the … Continue reading

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Last Kings Wood Bat Box check of 2014

To be honest we were not expecting much from the latest box check, and we were right. While our friends in South Lancs had a good haul, we managed only 3 bats – 2 soprano pips and a female Noctule … Continue reading

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September Box check at Kings Wood

On Sunday Justin Tilley and family and  Antonio Murano joined Bob in checking the boxes.Of the original boxes, by the end of the day only 4 had never had bats in.Of the 5  Le Fage boxes put up this year … Continue reading

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Brown long eared bats doing handstands

We have a number of different types of bat box at Kings wood, one of which is the 2FN       This is popular with big bats such as Noctules.This has a little shelf  at the base., with an … Continue reading

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First box check at Harrold Odell

Kel and co only put the boxes up here 6 weeks ago,and it usually takes bats months to start using bat boxes. So it was with little hope of success that Bob, Hedj and Kel headed off to check them … Continue reading

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Bat care masterclass

While others were out harp trapping last night, Hedj Kel and Sogs met with Rhona to get some training on coping with juveniles. It was a really relaxed evening with much exchange of information., and a lot of laughter Rhona … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check at Kings Wood.

To be honest people headed out with some trepidation on Sunday, unsure of what the weather had in store.In fact it was quite kind and the gang got round in record time until they reached the last box. This was … Continue reading

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Putting up boxes at Harrold Odell Country Park

The story so far: The Friends of Harrold Odell Country Park gave us a grant for £4oo to buy some bat boxes. After checking out with Richard that the trees we were thinking of using were not due to be … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check

After a very successful outing in May,  we were wondering what we would find this time round Aidan, Gwen,Ellie, Nicky and Bob were joined by Peter West of the Essex Bat Group, who is about to set up a project … Continue reading

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A very successful night at Stockgrove

When I saw Geraldine and Dick bouncing abut like a pair of  gleeful Tigger’s I know they had seen something good. The following explains it all “5 bat group members including 1 who has recently joined, had a wonderful time … Continue reading

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