The weather was fine, mild, windless, but until the last couple of boxes, few bats were found. Then two big groups were discovered in boxes 4 and 7.
So with several bulging bags, the team assembled on my back deck for a long afternoon’s processing.
Danielle concentrated on banding and genetic samples, April scribed. Steve had to go early, leaving 4 of us.
Melissa did bat assessing on her own for a while.
Stanley started scribing for me, then went off to return to the two bats to their Burke Rd. tubes once they had been assessed. I did a page of bats.
All the bats were Gould’s (as usual) bar one male Broadnose, now captured 8 times since appearing in Jan ’15. This is our 77th record of a Broadnosed bat.
We were amazed at the number of Spinturnix mites running about on the wings of many of the young bats.