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Barbastelles , Natterjack Toads and a partial eclipse

Photo Tim Crapnell   Last night was 50 years since Man landed on the moon.. It was also a partial eclipse and for once the Moon was not obscured by clouds.The bat group used  the moonlight  to do another survey … Continue reading

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Sandy Survey Tuesday 12th

First survey of the year. Good range of bats. Had good view of barbastelle showing off. Lots of pips and also serotine and a good display of Noctules at the Gatehouse. Had some RSPB staff with us, who enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Planning the Lodge at Sandy’ surveys for this year.

Tony who has run the Sandy survey for many years is leaving the area, but fortunately we have a new person who s prepared to organise them. We need to pick a new route this year and went to a … Continue reading

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Sandy Warren Wind Turbine Launch

The Bat Group has been carrying out surveys at Sandy Warren, the RSPB headquarters for many years. When this wind turbine was first mooted, we were involved in discussions with the RSPB at the planning stage. For the last wo … Continue reading

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Sandy Warren

Photo RSPB. Twelve of us descended on Sandy Warren last night to try out the new route. The bats responded in kind by being present in copious amounts. We hears common and soprano pips, Noctules, Myotis and  more than a … Continue reading

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Brown long eared bat roost at Sandy Warren

On July 3rd we reported trying to count bats out of the gate house at Sandy Warren, the headquarters of the RSPB. We did not spot any coming out and where concerned that the  lighting round the gatehouse might be … Continue reading

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Rain didn’t stop play at Stockgrove and Sandy Warren

The bat group are hardy souls and braved to poor weather to do two of our regular surveys last night. “It was a pleasant evening, the rain held off until we were heading home. 4 of the boxes had residents … Continue reading

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