This blog is about all forms of wildlife I record around North Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes in particular. My main interests for 2012 will be looking for anything I've not seen before.

Monday, August 16

Shenley Wood - Saturday morning

Bill Parker kindly helped me check the dozen bat boxes around the wood for the second time this year. We'd erected these over 2 years ago. This was from a project I'd put together myself to help increase the number of bat roosts around Milton Keynes. They were kindly funded by the Gordon Osbourn Trust Fund from the Milton Keynes Natural History Society, The Parks Trust and Bucks County Council.
Sadly they have not produced any bats, or signs of bats so far and Saturday didn't disappoint......again no bats or even signs of any. To add to the disappointment 2 had be tampered with but we were able to rehang and a third had disappeared altogether - presumed stolen to be used as a bird box - ironically this was a Schwegler 2 FD (£35 plus p&p !), as shown below, which has a special wooden board behind the entrance hole, thus making it useless for birds. If it has been rehung in someones garden lets hope the bats find it and use it.

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