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