Monday, 31 October 2011

A Natter with Barb

After a somewhat hectic year or so I now have a small person living in my house who tends to shit a lot and cry, and who seems to need me to do just about everything for him. In these circumstances, blog entries tend to go out the window...

Still, of late I have been involved in some interesting work which has enabled me to get to handle some rather splendid bats. Being a licensed bat worker, I am often needed to attend development sites during the stripping of roofs in order to recover any roosting bats found. In the last month I have been working on a lovely historic barn in the north of Hampshire for which we had a Natural England European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licence in place.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the following chap sheltering beneath a roof tile...

Western Barbastelle

I also recovered several roosting Natterer's bats Myotis nattereri from beneath ridge tiles.


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