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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

Unfortunately, the video is rather blurry but it gives you an idea of how each little bat or 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 - 6 feeds per day, and as...

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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

FROM JAN. - JULY 2022 MONTHLY PURCHASES:  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)...

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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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Blue Studio View

Blue Studio View

It is a wonder I ever get any work done. Come rain, wind, or shine, our handsome, rescued boy, is a stunning distraction.   Video: Blue strutting his stuff

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Clever Li’l Jonesy

Clever Li’l Jonesy

  Even though mum and pup were self-feeding in their pen at home each night; the bat flight is completely new to them.  They have now adjusted to their new environment and are flying brilliantly;  but our little bats are not aware as yet that the food dishes in...

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Three Boxes

Three Boxes

Food and water dishes in situ. This is the view from the safety porch, and tonight is the first all-nighter in the flight for Berry Pip mum & Li’l Jonesy pup. I placed food in the bat box to help them until they learn where the food dishes are situated.  Both Pips...

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