A bat survey was undertaken on Saturday 29th September 2012.
Unfortunately we really don't have much to report at the moment. The night we chose to do some detailed survey work with mist nets etc. turned into a complete disaster thanks to a wildly inaccurate weather forecast!
Conditions should have been OK, but instead temperatures plummeted. We froze to death and not a single bat was seen, let alone caught, during the entire evening!
However we haven't given up hope and intend repeating the exercise in the spring and summer. In the meantime with regard to the plans everything we intend doing seems compatible with enhancing the site for bats.
When the weather warms up in the spring we will do further surveys.