A static bat detector was placed in Nore Barn Woods in July 2019 by Nik Knight, the Hampshire Bat recorder.
11208 recordings were made, which were downloaded and put through the automatic ID software. All the interesting recordings were examined and a large sample of the others.
From the evening of 12/7/19 to the morning of 31/7/19, at least eight bat species were recorded: common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, Nathusius’ pipistrelle, serotine, noctule, brown long-eared, western barbastelle and bats from the genus Myotis, including Natterer’s. The most significant of these is the rare western barbastelle, recorded on two successive nights.
Nore Barn Woods turns out to be an excellent area for bats! All these records have been entered into the county bat records database.
Other species recorded were: Brown Long-eared, Common, Soprano and Nathusius’ Pipistrelles, Noctule, Leislers, Serotine and assorted Myotis bats (which in most cases can’t be identified reliably from spectrograms). One of the Myotis recordings on 4/5/22 is likely to be a Natterers bat. Others could well be Daubentons.
We look forward to taking further recordings in the spring next year.