17 Brown Long-Eareds
1 Common Pip
The pictures right, shows the original box on the left and the new super box on the right
He has also added a tin plate over the first chamber to protect it from the woody's.
When bats are using the boxes again, I'll update everyone.
It is also the first of the hibernation checks this weekend, I'll be leading on Saturday and Bob will be leading on Sunday, I'll report the findings here next week, but if last winters results are anything to go by, I'm expecting good numbers in our largest hibernation site, last year when the weather turned we had 20+ Barbastelles, our best count.
He has also been using a design from the vincent trust and this was occupied within 18 days!!
There is one problem with wooden boxes though, woodpeckers!! they love to hammer them.
Danny has had some good results with the boxes and is constantly looking for new designs to try, I have come up with a design, that once I have made a few hope to test with Danny's help. Hopefully it will be successful and we can give out the instructions for making them.