Monday, 9 May 2011

Brithdir Outing update

Well, we didn't make it to Brithdir after all. Since the weather looked a bit dodgy and it's a long way to go to Brithdir we decided in the end to cut and run to Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve. We'll try Brithdir later in the summer when the moment takes us. Nevertheless we had a great evening. It was lovely there, warm and quite calm and we heard 45 and 55 pips of course, also Serotines, Noctuals and possible Long Eared bats – the usual suspects! There were loads of insects about; the occasional cockchafer beetle blundered by and in the distance a grasshopper warbler could be heard – lovely! This should be a promising summer!

How many of you got the bat ID right then? The feet should have given it away! Yes, you guessed it, it was a Daubenton’s Bat (myotis daubentonii). Photo courtesy of

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the programme – we start the survey work on June 6th – hope to see you all out.


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