Tag Archives: Natterer’s

An unusual client for our bat care team.

Most of the bat calls we get are pipistrelles, brown long eareds and the occasional Noctule. But yesterday Hedj went to pick up a bat  and found to his ( and our) delight  that it was a Natterer’a bat. This … Continue reading

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High Speed film of bats

Toby Thorne Bedfordshire and North Bucks Bat Group has been celebrating his success at the National Bat Conference by taking high speed film of bats,You can see his first attempts here   http://www.youtube.com/user/tobyjthornehis first attempts here/videos?flow=grid&view=0

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The one that got away

Bob  and Phil spent half a day with a radio transmitter scouring Flitwick Moor and environs in the hunt for the Natterer’s bat tagged the night before. They located the signal on farmland near the Moor. With the permission of … Continue reading

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Natterer’s Bat radiotagged at Flitwick Moor

Flitwick Moor is one of the most atmospheric sites in Bedfordshire. Walk across the central drain and it is like going back into  primeval forest. I would never be surprised if a gigantic dragonfly flew past or a pterodactyl dive … Continue reading

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Hibernating Bats Photogallery

I’ve been looking through the bat group archive of photos of hibernating bats which we have collected over the years. Hibernating bats are very difficult to photograph as bats must not be disturbed and of course they do tend to … Continue reading

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February 2012 Record breaking Hibernation Survey

After the cold snap just before the weekend we wondered what numbers would be like, Temperatures had plummeted outside, but several of our hibernation sites had also fallen below zero ( though we take temperatures at ground level, and it … Continue reading

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Hibernation Survey 2

December Hibernation Survey 2 Posted on December 13, 2011 There were a number of icehouses we did not check at the weekend . We went to check one yesterday, We found a Brown long eared bat in a deep crevice. We … Continue reading

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Mist netting at Swiss Garden

The bat group were invited to mist net in the gardens at Swiss Garden. This beautiful site is even more impressive as night falls.  The peacocks hang up in the trees and watched us somewhat doubtfully. The local owls called … Continue reading

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autumn swarming 2

You can read more about autumn swarming  here.2011-1 autumn swarming   One last try to see if we could pick up on some autumn swarming. Last night some of the group trundled off to a local icehouse. Bob and Jonathan … Continue reading

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Mist netting success

Last night several bat group members went out to survey a wood in north Bedfordshire . We put up the double height net which Bob improvised last season and it proved its worth again when into it flew not one … Continue reading

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