Tag Archives: noctule

Thirty one Noctules in a roost

“It proved to be another exciting night at Stockgrove last night. After a quiet start along the route a few unidentified bat sounds at 8.20 as we approached the low roast but what a surprise we had. For the second … Continue reading

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Sad news about the juvenile Noctule

Regular readers will know that we had a Noctule in care3 who gave birth to a son. Mum was successfully released last week, but Junior had not taken to flying at all and we were concerned that he had shown … 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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A happy postscript

Yesterday I told the happy tale of the release of a long term captive Noctule., and now more good news Late last night I got an e mail from the home owner who found her to say there had been … Continue reading

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A story with a happy ending.

Way back in the Winter we brought a very  underweight noctule into care.  She gave birth earlier this year and Simon has been caring for both of them. Mum got very podgy and was not keen to fly. So she … Continue reading

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Anglian Wolf Society

One of the highlights of the Bat Group year is the invite we get to the Anglia Wolf Society open day.A delightful way to spend the day, promoting bats while spending times with the Raptor Foundation and alpacas – and … Continue reading

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More surveys

With the good weather this week the bat group has been able to go out a lot, On Tuesday Aidan, Bob and Dave headed back to Kings Wood Heath and Reach and tried netting in a woodland block. Griffins were … 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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Croaking to Eaton Bray youngsters about bats

Today we headed off to do a bat talk for Eaton Bray Academy. For weeks now Jude has been moaning  (very quietly) about her hay fever which has made her cough and splutter and effects her voice, so the house … Continue reading

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Latest news on Noctule and pup

 Simon Pidgeon who is taking care of the female Noctule and her pup posted the following  on our facebook page last night “First test flight for mum and pup Noctule on Wednesday night, thanks to Steve Freeman and co at … Continue reading

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