Tag Archives: bat boxes

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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And we are off

The season begins! After a long hiatus we checked the Harrold Odell Country Park  bat boxes. They had been checked in January to see if they needed repair. Today we checked to see if there were perchance any residents. As … Continue reading

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Harrold Odell Box check

As with Kings Wood there were no bats in the boxes but lots of blue tits, including one with a clutch of eleven  eggs  Picture https://www.lovegardenbirds.co.uk/blog/attracting-blue-tits/

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The First Nathusius in a Beds Bat Box

Today Nicky and Danny were checking the boxes at Priory and found the first ever Nathusius Pipistrelle in a bat box. Better still one of them was a female – the first time we have ever had one in the … Continue reading

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Kings Wood Bat box survey

On Sunday Alex, Emily, Chris,James,Antonio,Tommy and Bob did the monthly box survey at Kings Wood. They found 28 Brown long eareds.. Some sneaky squirrel made off with Antonio’s glasses and despite hunting high and low they were not found. Please … Continue reading

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Luton Bat boxes

Viv and Malcolm have been checking the bat boxes in Luton. Sadly a large number of them have been vandalised Some of the boxes are very high off the ground and need to be checked by a very tall person. … Continue reading

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Box check at Harrold Odell

It didn’t rain when Nicky, James, Antonio and Peter checked the boxes on Sunday. As was the caselast year, birds have decided to build their nests in most of boxes. The one below is obviously a softy, and had made … Continue reading

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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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Harrold Odell Box survey

Hedj Kel and Nicky checked the boxes at  Harrold Odell. As happened last year some birds had built nests in the boxes, which they left well alone. Of bats there were none. Nicky did spot a shy elfin creature fishing … Continue reading

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First Pipistrelle in a box at Rushmere.

Bob and I went up to Rushmere yesterday, and, as old habits die hard, Bob thought he would  just check a couple of the bat boxes there. He does this regularly but so far there has been nobody in. However, … Continue reading

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