Bat Walk: 21st July 2022

Our walk was significantly quieter this week so it was really interesting to see how the change in weather really affects the hunting patterns of the bats in Ten Acres. However, we got a few really clear recordings including of two completely new bats on the site – Whiskered Myotis and Brandt’s Myotis in the woodland areas of Ten Acres Conservations area. It was exciting to still be discovering new bats on the site and to get such lovely clear recordings of them this time.

We did also pick up the Western Barbastelle again but were once again not able to get a super clear recording we were happy with so it’s still on the maybe pile for now.

Here is a list of the species we found on site this week according to the Echo Meter 2 – a wonderful bat detection system that displays the bat calls in real time, translates them into sound we can hear, maps their GPS and auto – IDs the bats.

Whiskered Myotis

Listen in on our walk and this bat here

Brandt’s Myotis

Listen in on our walk and this bat here

Natterer’s Myotis

Listen in on our walk and this bat here

Soprano Pipistrelle

Listen in on our walk and this bat here

Common Pipistrelle

Listen in on our walk and this bat here

Nathusius’ Pipstrelle

Recordings Unclear.

Noctule

Recordings Unclear.

Lesser Noctule (Leisler’s Bat)

Recordings Unclear.

Western Barbastelle

Recordings Unclear.

Species on Site

We can now confirm the following species of bat on site with absolute certainty:

  • Noctule (UK BAP Priority)
  • Lesser Noctule
  • Common Pipistrelle
  • Soprano Pipistrelle
  • Brandt’s Myotis
  • Whiskered Myotis

And we have several suspected species based on the EchoMeter:

  • Nathusius’ Pipistrelle
  • Natterers Myotis
  • Western Barbastelle

View the Map

You can view where we found these bats on our walks and view by species on the google map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/edit?mid=1sxBQi9UhPQkw7M1F7fUGUijG8vc1qaI&usp=sharing

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