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Lakeside Survey Thursday 9th May

We eyed the weather forecast with trepidation as rain was forecast and we wanted to give two people a chance to hand net, but fortune was on our side and the rain held off (more or less)  so we were … Continue reading

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Lakeside 26th April

Hurrah, not another night watching darkness fall with not a bat in sight. 183 bats counted out. Only eight counted out at the exit I  watched. Evening enlivened by birds in nearby tree telling sparrowhawk in no uncertain terms to … Continue reading

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The first Lakeside Survey of the year

We told new memberss that Lakeside was a brilliant survey. Thursday saw a misty day and cold temperatures. 7 bat group members turned out already to count the bats out of the roost The bats were more sensible not one … Continue reading

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The stranded bat

On Thursday we went to the soprano pip roost. It was an NBMP count night, so of course the bats made it as hard as possible. It is the time of year when the young start flying. They seem to … Continue reading

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Lakeside survey

Thursday saw the first of these surveys. As we arrived the skies opened ( very witty universe), but it eased off before we started the roost count –  for a bit at least Then the skies opened again and caused … Continue reading

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Lovely sighting of common pipistrelles

At the Lakeside survey on Thursday, there was a lot of light in the sky. This made counting a bit easier . (Bats have young to feed and are coming out despite the light) It also gave a wonderful sight … Continue reading

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Thrown in at the deep end

Becky is one of our keenest new bugs and came along with us to the Lakeside survey. Soggy showed her round the site, gave her a tally counter and left her to it. 800 bats later Becky emerged from the … Continue reading

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The bat season starts here

On Thursday we had our first survey of the year, We had two new members coming along and we hoped there would be some bats to listen to. We went to visit our the soprano roost, half expecting there would … Continue reading

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Yet more bats at the Lakeside Survey

A busy night at the Lakeside survey last night While some us counted the bats out of the roost Soggy Dave, Bob and John went of for a wander round a nearby wood.,which had many mossies and lots of toadlets. … Continue reading

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A game of two halves

Last night was a busy one for the Bat Group with two regular surveys The first survey was at the Lakeside sight and was curtailed by rain after only(!) 489 bats were counted out before  rain stopped play and the … Continue reading

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