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Sunday, 27 June 2010


Well after a lot of swearing and a lot of sweating the tunnel is now up and will soon be ready for use, a couple of minor things to do but pretty much done, god it was hot!!!!

Thanks to all who helped.


Friday, 25 June 2010

Unfortunately the pip mum and baby died, I believe that the pup was slightly premature as the mum had been attaked by cat, which may of brought on the birth.

Noctule pup and mum are still doing very well and he is nearly the same size now. He is still taking mums milk but slowly moving on to mealworms more and more.

His flight is still weak, but getting better.

Hopefully the polytunnel will be up by the weekend and we can start flying him in a larger space.


Monday, 21 June 2010

Pup still doing well, weighs 25g at 25 days old,

Took in a pipistrlle yesterday, mum is rubbish and looks like we wil have to hand feed.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Weighed the pup last night, 22g at 20 days old, so he is still gaining weight.

The allotment plot has been prepared, kindly by Luton BC and the allotment chair. The polytunnel is on its way and we are hoping to get it up by the weekend.

Pup is now taking more and more mealworm guts.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Little one doing well and at 19days old weighs a whooping 20g, weight gain is slowing down, but thats to be expected as he gets bigger. He is excersing his wings more and more now, to the point where he propels himself forward a few inches.

He is now taking more and more mealworm guts and hopefully will not be long before he is off his mum's milk.


Monday, 14 June 2010


Have just heard that we have an area to place a temporary flight cage to fly the baby noctule,

A little bit of work needs to doing to prepare the site but all that needs doing now is to erect the large polytunnel that will act as the flight cage.


Saturday, 12 June 2010

The baby has been eating well and is getting the hang of the mealworm guts now, he has also been exercising his wing this evening.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Noctule baby starts to grow up

Well, just got back from Suffolk and had good views for BLE bats entering the Barn I was surveying, got in and check the Noctules.

we have just tried the little one on some mealworm guts and he seems to like them, will now keep giving him a little guts each night with a milk as a taster to get him going.

mum has just decided that she will bite Tanya (no blood) thank godness.


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Mum and pup doing well, pup now weighs 18g at 13 days old.

getting very big and clinging to mums back, will have to start weaning very soon!!!

Well after lots of calls and discussions, the group has opted to by a massive polytunnel to use as a temporary flight cage. Hopefully this will be all sorted in the next week or so ready for the little one to start his flight career.

There is a big plan of how we go forward with this and I'll keep this updated as things progress, but it includes a soft release programme and perhaps some radio tracking when hes ready.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A baby is born


Having taken in a Noctule who had a broken wing, two months later we now have two, the baby now 10 days old is growing fast and weighs 15g about 2g heavier than it should.

The group are now in the process of sorting out a temporary flight cage and weaning is about to begin.