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, September 13

Friday 10th Bechsteins Survey - College Wood

Our last but one survey for this season had us visiting this Woodland Trust site south west of Milton Keynes. A warm 15 C and light breeze looked like good conditions for bat activity.....bat activity was low over our base camp with the old Common Pipistrelle flying overhead. A Myotis species was also detected walking down to the harp traps. The autobats were turned on at 21:10. Results were mixed with one trap not catching any bats. The other trap, the one I was assisting with did catch a female Natterers, then a female Brown-long eared, then finally on our last check produced another Natterers. I also noted no owls calling all evening. Packed up and back to the cars around 23:30. Home and in bed before midnight as an early start was planned.

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