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Sandy survey

Sara , who usually reports on these surveys,  is very pregnant and decided to miss out on this one so Bob has written a report. “I have finished processing results from the survey, which involved more bats than I had … Continue reading

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First Harrold Odell survey – a success

After a break of several years we finally got back to survey Harrold Odell.It was worth the wait.Natasha says “Managed to do a walked survey at HOCP Friday as the weather thankfully played ball this week. Lots of soprano as … Continue reading

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The weather is against us but Nat West has finally got their act tgether

The cold/rain played havoc with our plans, .The first survey had to be called off and Wednesday’s survey was so cold the bats stayed in their roost. But we had one triumph ,after four years battling with struggling with Nat … Continue reading

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Geraldine writes: “I’ve got my sad face on today, we deputised for Soggy last night at the Lakeside maternity roost site. It was rather chilly, 9C, didn’t see any bat food flying near the roost, and the bats in there … Continue reading

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Bat Care Training

Held a bat care training course on Saturday. Lost several participants as had Covid or were attending weddings, but we had a good afternoon with people from North Bucks, Nene Valley and our group. Course was run  by experienced trainers … Continue reading

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First Whipsnade survey

We were joined by several Whipsnade staff on Tuesday night . The winds across the Downs was feisty . Bats wisely shunned the windier places but were present in the quieter ones Whipsnade staff enjoyed the bats and bat group … Continue reading

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Second Stockgrove survey

The rangers at Stockgrove were busy over winter and have opened up the canopy over a small pond just beyond the tip of the main lake. This week in addition to our usual circuit which yielded our usual suspects  (soprano … Continue reading

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First Lakeside survey

We returned with some trepidation to Lakeside as the lake dried out last year and bat numbers were much lower, but Nature abhors a vacuum and as the lake refilled bat numbers increased again The soprano pipistrelles had over 100 … Continue reading

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First Kings Wood box check

As with other events so far this season we had a healthy turnout, or so we thought. On the day three had to drop out because of  what we hoped  were just colds . The four remaining folk managed to … Continue reading

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First Stockgrove survey

Anyone would think we had been looking forward to  the new season. No fewer than 12 members came out to play. The bats  obviously felt sorry for us and we heard soprano and common pips, saw Daubenton’s over the lake … Continue reading

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