We're off to Canterbury for the weekend. I haven't got time to comment, but here are a few images from the last few days.
Last night I joined several other members of the Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Bat Groups to survey an area straddling the county. The main objective was to count the bats emerging from a Brown Long-eared Bat maternity roost that has recently been discovered. They emerged intermittently, but our final count of 54 bats surprised and excited everyone! The presence of a lot of Barbastelle activity was another unexpected surprise. On the way, I found a hybrid Polecat corpse on the side of the road...driving home just before midnight I encountered a Red Fox in exactly the same place, presumably investigating the corpse too, or else eating it!