Monday, September 13
Sunday evening 12th - Shenley Wood bat survey
Had a call from Chris that he was short handed and needed help doing a survey in Shenley Wood for the Parks Trust. With nothing on except the ironing I jumped at the chance. Chris had already set up by the time I'd walked in. In comparison to Friday's survey it was cold! By the time we'd finished the temperature had dropped to 9.1 C! Being this cold did not help with the survey. Unfortunately no bats were caught. Even the fly over bats at base camp were thin on the ground. A couple of 'pips' flew through giving off social calls. 1 Myotis species did pass, but best of all a possible Barbastelle flew through, alas Chris's recorder was off so we didn't get a recording of the bat and it didn't return. Even though we had poor returns it beat doing the ironing!