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Residents in New boxes at Stockgrove

Bob and Gwen went over to Stockgrove and Rushmere to check on the bat boxes which were put up lat year to see if any one was at home. They found five brown long eared bats in one box, a … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Survey Monday 14th

Had a really good turn out last night. Jodie and Boo the new members from lat time, plus two other new members Chris and Peter ,plus non member Richard, as well as the usual suspects. Martin had a night off … Continue reading

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Multiple ocupancy of the new boxes at Stockgrove.

On Monday there was a record of seven bat boxes occupied at Stockgrove. Even better three of the recently installed boxes, had multiple occupancy. Bob wanted to ring them but this is an operation which takes time and several pairs … Continue reading

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New occupants of a Stockgrove Bat Box

Yesterday’s regular box check had two occupied boxes. One had what we think was a Natterer’s bat. It was difficulty getting a good vie last night and a second contained a number of brown long eared bats, but here were … Continue reading

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A surprise find at the first Stockgrove survey of the year

Eleven of us turned out for the first Stockgrove survey and Dick and Geraldine took delight in returning Angie, whose knee has now recovered, back the reins The man group split into two in order to check the newly installed … Continue reading

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Record numbers of Daubenton’s ( and people) at Stockgrove on July 28th

Geraldine writes: We had a very good turn out for this survey (13 in all), with a number of people who  were nn members who were paying their first visit to Stockgrove.* The additional allure of Bob harp trapping may … Continue reading

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Stockgrove Survey June 30th

A relatively quiet night with fewer coprano pipistrelles than usual. Bob is hypothesising that they  have given burth and are foraging closer to hiome. The number of common pips was higher – maybe for the same reason, but we don’t … Continue reading

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Two very interesting bat pups found.

Last week Geraldine and Dick collected a grounded pup from Linslade and took if to Soggy. Young bats are notoriously difficult to hand rear, but so far so good. Soggy posted some pictures on Facebook.   Youngsters are equally difficult … Continue reading

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Stockgrove 16th June

A fortnight ago Stockgrove Country Park was seething with bats.This time  the combination of the sky failing to darken and a colder wind made for less excitement bat wise, but there were other things to entertain us Geraldine takes up … Continue reading

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A very successful night at Stockgrove

When I saw Geraldine and Dick bouncing abut like a pair of  gleeful Tigger’s I know they had seen something good. The following explains it all “5 bat group members including 1 who has recently joined, had a wonderful time … Continue reading

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