A new Nathusius record – sort of

Nathusius male. Photo Jude Hiurstwood

The Bedfordshire bat group wishes to claim the record for the shortest migration of a Nathusius yet recorded. We returned to the area where the box containing the two Nathusius were, checked all the boxes in the area , which were empty,and almost immediately caught the male ringed a fortnight ago. We estimate he had migrated all of 10m. All the bats we caught tonight were males of four different species..

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