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Wiltshire Bat Group walk at Jubilee Lake

Photo of common pipistrelle batOn Saturday 11th May 2024 the Wiltshire Bat Group led a bat walk around Jubilee Lake with around 20 people turning up for the evening. The Wiltshire Bat Group has produced guidance on a number of self guided bat walks in the County and Jubilee Lake was accepted as one of them [if interested in taking the walk yourself then please visit their website for more information].

The Wiltshire Mammal Recorder has provided a list of species detected during the walk; of the 16 bat species in the UK at least half of them can be located at the lake.

The list as recorded on Saturday:

Common pipistrelle: Multiple individuals foraging along stream, woodland and around the lake.

Soprano pipistrelle: Multiple individuals foraging along stream, woodland and especially around the lake.

Plecotus sp.: (long eared bats – Brown long-eared has been recorded at the lake before) 2 passes foraging along stream and around the lake.

Noctule bat: 1-2 individual actively foraging over/around the lake.

Serotine: 1-2 individual actively foraging over/around the lake.

Natter’s bat: 2-3 passes of foraging individual along the lake margins.

Whiskered/Brandt’s bat: Multiple passes foraging along stream, woodland and around the lake.

Daubenton’s bat: Multiple individual foraging along stream and around the lake.

 

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