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Kings Wood May box check

On Sunday Bob and helpers checked all the Kings Wood bat boxes. They spent a hard day checking every last box and were rewarded by the site of several nesting birds, cake and biscuits and a spectacular view of bluebells. … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell Box check

First bat box check of the season at Harrold Odell Country Park. Well I say bat box, but this time round all we found were some bird nests and a thankfully sleepy hornet.Hedj set a new record for coming down … Continue reading

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A surprise find at the first Stockgrove survey of the year

Eleven of us turned out for the first Stockgrove survey and Dick and Geraldine took delight in returning Angie, whose knee has now recovered, back the reins The man group split into two in order to check the newly installed … Continue reading

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Center Park Boxes

Fresh from his triumph at Kings Wood, Bob headed of to Center Parcs to put up the ten boxes he had had to postpone installing when he was  ill at he end of last year. When he got there at … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Bat Boxes

On Sunday, with the help of new member Michelle, put up the last three bat boxes at Kings Wood. Having finished Bob then retaliated on some brambles which had cut him to pieces by clearing a track towards some of … Continue reading

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Putting up boxes at Rushmere and Stockgrove

On a cold clear day Bob, Jo, and Phil  finally got to put up some of the twenty boxes which were bought by the owners of the Double Arches wind turbine as a way of improving habitats for bats.   … Continue reading

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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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