Mammal Sightings from w/o 26th Dec 2016

Thanks to the following people who sent in Mammal Records this past week.

David Anderson, Karen Anderson, Keith Balmer, Andy Banthorpe, David Barnes, Allan Cutts, Peter Glenister, Steve Halton, Bob Hook, Julia Powell, Sue Raven, Tim Robson, Tim Spencer, David Tew, Steve Thompson, Ken Winder.

  • Squirrel - Luton, 2 seen in garden

  • - Shefford, 2 seen

  • - Maulden, Church Meadow CWS

  • Black Squirrel - Shefford, 1 seen

  • - Luton, East Hyde, 1 seen

  • Mole - Bedford, fresh hills

  • - Maulden, Church Meadow CWS, hills

  • Rabbit - Luton, 1 seen

  • - Barton, 2 seen

  • Bank Vole - Maulden, DENR, 2 under sheet

  • Rat - Sandy Smith NR, 1 on trail camera

  • Badger - TL14, DOR

  • - TL14, sett

  • - TL03, sett

  • Fox - Bedford, 1 seen on riverside

  • - Kempston, 1 seen

  • - Bedford, Priory Park, 3 in car park at 6.0pm

  • - Luton, M1 J10

  • Otter - Kempston

  • - Potton, John o Gaunt GC 1 seen on trail camera

  • - Sandy Smith, on trail camera

  • - Cople, 1 seen

  • - Shefford, Ivel Navigation, fresh spraint

  • Mink - Sandy Smith NR, on trail camera

  • Stoat - Brogborough Hill

  • Chinese Water Deer - Stewartby, 8 seen in Rookery Pit North, including a pair mating

Alan Outen the BNHS 'Rare insects' specialist has reminded me that there are no Bedfordshire records for the Badger flee and Mole flee. If you find a freshly dead animal of these two species, or any other mammal species, and are prepared to comb the fur into a plastic bag, Alan would be delighted to check the contents. This is an opportunity to make a name for yourself.

There has been a report of Muntjac Deer coursing in the Flitwick area. Please keep your eyes open for this activity and report any information asap.

How about a few mammal photographs, preferably of the records being listed via Adnoto. Either post pictures on the Beds Flora & Fauna Blog as detailed below, or on The Mammal Group site.

When entering a record on Adnoto, please list the nearest town in the 'location box' and not "in garden" etc.

All records are of live animals unless stated. 11 Species for the week and now 30 species for 2016.

Can all records please be submitted via the BNHS Adnoto system, as this adds them to the holding Database and means all the necessary information is submitted.

Thank you and good watching, David Anderson (Beds Mammal Recorder)

See photos of Beds Flora & Fauna on the group Blog at:-

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