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Last Kings Wood Bat Box check of 2014

To be honest we were not expecting much from the latest box check, and we were right. While our friends in South Lancs had a good haul, we managed only 3 bats – 2 soprano pips and a female Noctule … Continue reading

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September Box check at Kings Wood

On Sunday Justin Tilley and family and  Antonio Murano joined Bob in checking the boxes.Of the original boxes, by the end of the day only 4 had never had bats in.Of the 5  Le Fage boxes put up this year … 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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Meanwhile at Priory Park…

While some of the group have been out trapping. Danny has been sorting things out in Bedford. On Friday he held one of the three walks he has arranged there. (reduced from five because of staffing cuts, the rangers are … Continue reading

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66 Bats caught at Harold Odell

It started off being a night to show Kel and Hedj how to set up a harp trap, with Becky and Nicky coming along to watch. Then, just before we set off, Daniel Hargreaves rang to say he was in … Continue reading

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Nathusius remain elusive.

Regular readers will know that the King of the Nathusius has had great fun sabotaging our attempt to capture his subjects. He has been very successful invoking downpours and even dramatic thunder storms. All too aware  that we were planing … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Box check at Kings Wood.

To be honest people headed out with some trepidation on Sunday, unsure of what the weather had in store.In fact it was quite kind and the gang got round in record time until they reached the last box. This was … Continue reading

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Rain stops play at Priory again.

We had planned to go back to Priory for another attempt at trapping Nathusius’ pipistrelle. The Met Office kept changing the time when the thunderstorm would hit and in the end we decided to go ahead. Bob and Aidan both … Continue reading

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Bat care – an update

It might seem that things are quieter than usual at the moment, but that is not altogether true The writer of this blog is currently doing an impression of the bat on the right and shuffling about on crutches and … Continue reading

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Pipistrelles in Luton

We recently had an enquiry passed to us by the Wildlife Trust from a gentleman who had spotted bats flying close to his house in Luton  and asking if any one could help to identify what they were. Viv and … Continue reading

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