As it was a beautiful, crisp night we decided to do some bat detection.
With book and bat detector in hand we set about searching under the trees on the avenue and around the pond.
It took some time to attune our ears to the chips, ticks, plops and smacks which we could hear as the bats hunted for food high above us.
During the search we identified Common Pipistrelles, Soprano Pipistrelles, Leislers and Natterers. The Natterer is supposed to be quite rare, so we are delighted to be providing a home for some of them!
Thanks to Andrew from Alana Ecology for providing the bat gear!