Tag Archives: Trapping

We recapture a Nathusius

In September 2015 we caught 3 species of pip at Lakeside. The chunky chap in the middle was a Nathusius. He was a juvenile and we ringed him. We encountered him again last night at a different place on the … Continue reading

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Trapping at Whipsnade

After our last attempt to catch bats at the hibernacula at Whipsnade was foiled by the pouring rain, we had another go. The early evening was very quiet. This time we were watched by rhinos in a nearby paddock. Then … Continue reading

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Lakeside Survey

Jude’s first visit to this site since her cataract operations. Could actually see clearly. Was delighted to be able to watch bats again. Had 38 come out of my exit. Geraldine have over 400 and in all we counted out … Continue reading

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Trapping at Wrest Parks

The statues gazed on askance as we descended on Wrest Park for a trapping session as 12 of us, including 3 Wrest Park staff, bearing  trapping equipment and cake. We set up two harp taps and 4 mist nets  (two … Continue reading

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Trapping at Lakeside

Another moonlit night found us trapping again. All photos by Kei Obatty   A successful night, 21 bats caught in total. 15 Daubenton’s  21 of which were juveniles,3 Soprano pips, a lactating female Natterer’s and a brown long eared bat. … Continue reading

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And still it rains…

On June 1st an intrepid band made its way to Upper Alders for some trapping. It wasn’t actually raining, but the vegetation and the air was soaking, but everyone braved things. We were particularly delighted that Dave Parsons and his … Continue reading

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