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Berry & Li’l Jonesy

Berry & Li’l Jonesy

Berry was found injured and grounded behind dustbins and delivered to me as a rescue in January 2022. She recovered well and with the arrival of Springtime and warmer evenings I was preparing her for release. Berry had different ideas though and within days of release...

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Success

Success

All my rescues are still enjoying their milk feeds and I’ll continue to provide milk at meal times until they each decide they’re no longer interested. Tonight two bats also started self-feeding on mealies, and two flew in the flight for the first time and appeared to...

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BOGOBF (Buy One, Get One Bat Free)

BOGOBF (Buy One, Get One Bat Free)

  An interesting start to the day. I have collected a new bat box and a rescued pipistrelle at the same time... a different sort of BOGOF deal: Buy One, Get One Free!  Coincidentally from the same address too. The finder has named the little bat, Ness. Sadly it...

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Expenses

Expenses

A new addition to this month's finances. I needed new 'Handling Bags' to help keep my batties calm when weighing them before and after each meal. It also prevents escapees as they can tuck away in the folds of the bag, for a few minutes whilst I transport them back to...

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Blurry Bryony

Blurry Bryony

Video: Bryony having her lunch Unfortunately, it is rather blurry, but gives you an idea of how each little bat pup is fed.  Bryony had been left on a wall overnight. She was covered in mites on arrival and reluctant to move or eat. Initially, pups have 5 feeds per...

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First Flight

First Flight

My Glastonbury girl, Little Amal, flew tonight. Because she's been reticent to fly, I took the puppy playpen into the bat flight in case she didn't feel brave enough to fly in the big wide world. I also placed a soft cover on the flight floor in case she venture out...

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Baby Bryony

Baby Bryony

Another little Pip pup has arrived; sadly crawling with mites. She was seen on the side of the finder's house at 8 p.m yesterday and was still in the same spot this a.m. Thank you Madelaine for rescuing and delivering.  After administering rehydration fluid plus a...

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Leverets in the garden

Leverets in the garden

It was lovely to see a hare lolloping through the long grass in the garden toward our pond a few days ago, and a couple of nights later Brian went out to lock the gate and spotted a hare on the driveway. The following night, he went out and the hare was there again,...

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The Wanderer Returns

The Wanderer Returns

22.30  UPDATE: Yay!  We're so pleased and relieved. Half an hour ago, 'twixt feeding the bats in the bat flight, and feeding my newly arrived orphaned bat pups,  I popped into the kitchen to make a cup of tea and couldn't believe my eyes. Blue was pacing around...

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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

This morning, in order to make the bat flight rodent-proof, we started to staple mesh wire around the base on the outside of the flight,   A busy and nice a.m together, but all came to a grinding halt with another bat rescue call. This time for an extremely young, ...

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Bat Care Costs

Bat Care Costs

MONTHLY PURCHASES: FROM JAN. 2022 Mealworms (Jan) £7.33 Mealworms (Feb) £7.76 Mealworms (Feb) £5.93 Oralade (Feb) £5.85 Mealworms (March) £7.76 Feeding Dish + Tweezers £8.79 Mealworms (March 18th) £5.93 Mealworms (April 2nd) £5.00 VetArk Zol CalD (April 12th) Calcium...

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Little Amal

Little Amal

Another little one has arrived. Found wandering, not in Glasto, but during Glastonbury festival weekend... so have named her, Little Amal.  She has a bright pink nose and three days on she is now looking much better. Little Amal was struggling initially, and just as...

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I keep on knocking

Each year, the wilder we allow our garden to be, the luckier we seem to be. This year we've had 2 pairs of blackbirds, 2 pairs of robins, plus a dunnock, pied wagtail, and a greenfinch family nesting in our garden. Inside the top watering can I found these little...

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Baby Barnaby

Baby Barnaby

Baby Barnaby, my tiny, rescued orphaned pup is now doing well.  Sadly, Barnaby's mum had not returned home, and whilst searching for her he had fallen from the roost. He was lucky to have been found on a garden path and rescued. In the photo, he's just finished his...

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Early A.M Start

Early A.M Start

A good start to the day in the studio, followed by an early a.m telephone call. Introducing baby Barnaby, a wet and cold Pip. pup in a very wet Tupperware box: found last p.m and delivered this a.m.  Please always remove the water dish before transporting bats....

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