Tag Archives: Natterer’s

A new species for Priory Country Park

Last night we were Nathusius trapping. It was a quiet night with only 10 bats caught. But one of them was a new species for the Park. The only Bats known to be in Beds and not found in the … Continue reading

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Another whiskered site

We had done some preliminary surveys at a private wood near Maulden. We had heard very few bats, but these included Common and soprano pipistrelles, a passing Noctule and a Myotis bat. So with no great hope of excitement 6 … Continue reading

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An unusual night at Woburn Center Parcs

The bat group has been allowed to monitor bats at Woburn Center Parcs and last night we set up two harp traps with lures and a mist net and waited. We were accompanied by a number of Center Parc staff … Continue reading

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More excitement at Stockgrove.

After the excitement of the Nathusius cal at Stockgrove on Monday, Bob and Jude went back on Tuesday night to have another listen. We had no luck with Nathusius but the Noctule were making some very strange social calls. On … Continue reading

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One thing leads to another

A while ago we were called to a house by the owner whose cat had attacked a bat. It had a serious tear in the wing and we were were worried that it might have got infected. We passed him … 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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Harrold Odell revisited

Back to Harrold Odell last night to a cool but not rainy night. We found quite a good spot close to the water.                                   … Continue reading

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First Natterer’s found in Kings Wood Box check

Yesterday we did another check of the King’s Wood boxes and found rather more bats.           The highlight of the day as finding our first Natterer’s  – a group of 6 juveniles, four males and two … Continue reading

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Have harp trap will travel

Yesterday we  descended on Flitwick Moor to try to catch a female Natterer’s bat and radio tag it in order to try to locate roosts.. We did this last year at about the same time but fautly glue so the … Continue reading

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Natterer’s Bat released back into the wild

Last night the good weather continued so Hedj and Kel took the opportunity to return the now podgier Natterer’s bat to the wild.  They were joined by the people who found her and by Bob and I. Kel has reported … Continue reading

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