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Flight roof

Flight roof

Exciting stuff. The roof is now being meshed.  It is really difficult pulling the mesh tight and keeping it in place at the same time.

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Joey Pip chatting

Joey bat chattering before bedtime Joey  telling me to just get on with it and give him his dinner last night. 

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Bathala Bat Flight

Bathala Bat Flight

Bathala is known as the grand conserver of the universe, the caretaker of things from whom all providence comes, hence the lovely word 'bahala' meaning 'to care'.  In 2011, I cared for and raised 5 orphaned pups, and luckily we were able to track down and renovate a...

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Flypaper bat

Flypaper bat

A Pipistrelle bat I received last summer.  The poor thing was covered in glue from a sticky flypaper trap. It looked and felt like a hard piece of wood and I  initially couldn't tell which end was its head or tail. Am pleased to share the news that glue traps are...

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Valentino Released

Valentino Released

I'm pleased to say that Valentino was successfully released last night. We watched as he circled above getting his bearings, and then he flew away. Valentino was found on the evening Feb.14th, at the bottom of a church wall. He was underweight, cold and frightened. ...

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Years Firsts

Years Firsts

Yesterday, saw our first housemartin. Heard our first cuckoo. And this a.m introduced myself to Berry's firstborn. As mum was taking a break and resting in a different area, I took the opportunity to quickly weigh and check that all was well. The pup is a little boy...

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A little leg

A little leg

I was checking on our mum and pup before going to bed last night and was delighted to find that pup was partly visible. Mum was tucked up under the bedding and 'little one' unfortunately kept her head out of sight and close to mum throughout.  Using my head torch, I...

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Looking perkier

Looking perkier

Berry looking much perkier tonight. She doesn't appear to have moved from her heatmat, but as her food bowl is empty each morning and she has groomed herself, I am now reassured that she is coping well with being a new mummy.  The pair of them seem to have a favourite...

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Sleepy Berry

Sleepy Berry

I was hoping the weather would warm up enough for me to release my winter bat rescues, but the past weeks and nights have been 2-4C, and far too cold for bat release. In anticipation of the warmer temperatures; a couple of nights ago I started test flying my rescues...

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Lioness WAP ~ 3

I think my lioness is going to keel over and go belly-up if I don't finish her soon.

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