A collection of wildlife photographs

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Bats 2016/2017

These photos are of bats recorded across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex in 2016 and 2017 on harp trapping surveys, and bat box checks. All bat surveys were completed under suitable Natural England licence. The species recorded on these surveys comprised: 
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Nathusius' Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii
Brown Long-eared Bat Plecotus auritus
Daubenton's Bat Myotis daubentonii
Natterer's Bat Myotis nattereri
Whiskered Bat Myotis mystacinus
Noctule Nyctalus noctula, and 
Leisler's Bat Nyctalus leisleri

Some bat boxes contained no bats but evidence of bats in the form of bat droppings was found. Blue Tits seem to also like to nest in the Schwegler 2F boxes. The Serotine Eptesicus serotinus was in care and was shown on a bat ecology course.

Nathusius' Pipistrelle
Nathusius' Pipistrelle being ringed as part of research with the Nathusius' Pipistrelle project
Brown Long-eared Bat
Broad wing of Barbastelle
Daubenton's Bat
Natterer's Bat
Noctule in breeding condition showing buccal glands

Leisler's Bat

Leisler's Bat

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