Tag Archives: Daubenton’s

Large Numbers of Daubenton’s at Stockgrove

Geraldine writes The survey on Tuesday night was an interesting one, as per usual for Stockgrove. Luckily we had Bob to enlighten us about the unusual calls and behaviour from 2 Noctules that were flying over the lake. Most probably … Continue reading

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Trip to Swineshead Wood

We got permission from the Woodland Trust to revisit this beautiful wood. It is home to barbastelles and were joined by a visiting member of the West Yorkshire Bat Group who has longed to see one. The main aim was … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Survey Monday 14th

Had a really good turn out last night. Jodie and Boo the new members from lat time, plus two other new members Chris and Peter ,plus non member Richard, as well as the usual suspects. Martin had a night off … Continue reading

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Trapping at Priory Country Park

We carried out the first Nathusius survey at the Country Park on Wednesday 3rd June. It was a beautiful night with a  fabulous sunset and lot of birds swimming on the lake. As well as the harp trap, because there … 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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Triumph at Priory

Regular readers will now that the Nathusius at Priory have ben madly elusive this season. We pick them up on a detector but either they set a thunderstorm or a downpour on us, or they arrange for a Supermoon to … Continue reading

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Meanwhile at Priory Park…

While some of the group have been out trapping. Danny has been sorting things out in Bedford. On Friday he held one of the three walks he has arranged there. (reduced from five because of staffing cuts, the rangers are … Continue reading

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Center Parcs and the Bedfordshire Bat Group

Center Parcs has recently opened a new village in Bedfordshire, in what was a pretty bleak conifer plantation. Center Parcs prides itself in it commitment to increase local biodiversity and  support local voluntary conservation groups. Working with their ecological consultants … Continue reading

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66 Bats caught at Harold Odell

It started off being a night to show Kel and Hedj how to set up a harp trap, with Becky and Nicky coming along to watch. Then, just before we set off, Daniel Hargreaves rang to say he was in … Continue reading

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Record numbers of Daubenton’s ( and people) at Stockgrove on July 28th

Geraldine writes: We had a very good turn out for this survey (13 in all), with a number of people who  were nn members who were paying their first visit to Stockgrove.* The additional allure of Bob harp trapping may … Continue reading

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