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Serotine Roost

The bat group were really sorry to learn that the owner of the serotine roost died lat year. Audrey loved hosting the bats and made us very welcome whenever we went round. The serotine roost was used in a PhD … 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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Bat caught in a storm

Towards the end of November we had some very windy nights, one of which brought down a particular tree branch. A passerby the next day noticed a bat lying on the ground nearby and Colin went to collect it. It … Continue reading

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The Lakeside survey 16th August

Soggy, the lakeside co-ordinator, was convinced that this night would be the peak number for the soprano roost. The bats were anthropomorphically speaking, aware that she was not present, and so kept their numbers down. “Just” the 1100. In addition … Continue reading

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Bat walk at Ampthill Park

Ampthill Town Council has recently introduced Dexter cattle  to graze on the wet flush at the bottom of Ampthill Park with the  laudable aim of increasing biodiverity. Last night’s Bat walk there suggests there is already a new species in … Continue reading

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River Ouse Survey

We are great fans of the Viking Kayak Club who offered to help us survey the river Ouse. Our last survey was cancelled  because of the state of the river and last night it was near the limit for taking … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Park analysis of calls.

While the rest of those present, trudged round the park looking at roosts, Jude sat herself down at the point we do the Daubenton’s Count and made a continuous recording of bat activity there. ( with Jo to keep her … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell survey

  Kelly who co-ordinates this survey writes “had a productive survey at Harrold Odell county park last night. Dived bombed by soprano  pips most of the evening. Great views off 3 Daubentons at the bus shelter including one that swooped  … Continue reading

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Lakeside Pipistrelles

We have been getting record numbers in “our” soprano pipistrelle roost this season. Things started well with 170 at the beginning of April. On May 12th there were 998 bats and a fortnight later we counted 999. Early June saw … Continue reading

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