Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Good-Fish Bat Detectives!

Elements of the Goodwick and Fishguard Bat Detectives spent half an hour on the periphery of Goodwick Moor earlier this evening and had at least three species before the intensifying precipitation sent us scurrying back to our batmobiles.
Our first bat detected was visible and  looked big in the dusky light, flying high above our heads It was particularly loud at about 20 kHz and we reckoned it was probably a Noctule.  Further down around the Green Bridge we had another bat that gave us a bit of a start by appearing out of the gloom just in front of our faces twittering away at the 80 kHz range the call included a realy bird likechirruping apparently was a Greater Horseshoe
Another bat mid range 30 kHz  may have been a Long Eared.With possibly a  Common Pipistrell at 50 kHzon the way back, we had what appears to be at least three and perhaps four species! 
Of course we should probably be cautious but at least the Noctule and the GHB were pretty definate. Four in half an hours batting, reminds me of Geoffrey Boycott! 

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