So, having been to a this site on the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders once already we weren’t expecting to see a lot last night. Little did we know that this was all going to change.
Just as we set up there was already several common pipistrelles flying about indicating that a roost was located near by – but after a minute of watching the house it became obvious that they were coming from a gap in a cross gable end.
Half an hour later 25 bats had emerged with several still visible inside the roost, probably looking after the pups!
We hand-netted one bat to make sure it was female and see its breeding condition, it was lactating indicating that a pup was suckling, so it was quickly released to go and feed.