Tag Archives: Nathusius pipistrelle

The Priory Nathusius is back

Danny’s latest box check revealed that last year’s male Nathusius has taken up residence in his favourite box again. Here’s hoping he attracts a female again this year.

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Trying out the Pinpoint Bat equipment.

We had 2 Peersonics out on the first Stockgrove survey with two threshold settings, one at -36 db which recorded 334 calls of which 309 had bats (92%), and the other at -39db which had 402 calls of which 372 … Continue reading

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A new Nathusius record – sort of

The Bedfordshire bat group wishes to claim the record for the shortest migration of a Nathusius yet recorded. We returned to the area where the box containing the two Nathusius were, checked all the boxes in the area , which … Continue reading

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The First Nathusius in a Beds Bat Box

Today Nicky and Danny were checking the boxes at Priory and found the first ever Nathusius Pipistrelle in a bat box. Better still one of them was a female – the first time we have ever had one in the … Continue reading

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Fun with the Jersey Bat Group

Bob was invited back to do another training session and Jude., Since we went last year , bats have begun to use the bat boxes and Miranda and Ani have got their Bat licences. Over the winter Miranda made one … Continue reading

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Nathusius 1 Bat Group 2

On Thursday we tried trapping at one of our sites, but yet again the brutes evaded us. After all the recent excitement, it was almost a relief. On Friday we went to Priory for another trapping session. We were joined … 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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A Nathususius – but not in Beds

Grafham Water is in Cambridgeshire, but I am including it here because bat group member Aidan works there. It is a known Nathusius site and Bob joined Aidan on a Nathusius survey last night. Bob loitered at the edge of … Continue reading

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The elusive Nathusius

We went back to  have another try to catch a Nathusius. It was quite a windy night and we got very cold. We heard  a number of Nathusius flying past, but they did not come into the traps. We did … Continue reading

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