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    We were doing our Waitrose on-line delivery order today and did a search for 'Poo bags' for the dog. The website offered us 'poppadums'. I don't think they would work somehow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    On a similar vein, I bought a bat detector kit and assembled it yesterday. Five things to plug in and two nuts to tighten. Just about my limit with electronics! I just have to wait for some bats to turn up so I can try it out.
    Does that not negate the need for a detector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Does that not negate the need for a detector?
    Detector/identifier. Smart @rse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Does that not negate the need for a detector?
    Nah, it's a whole different experience when you get to hear them as well as see them. A couple of years ago, we stayed at a b&b in a farm near Keswick. The farmer joined us in the evening to watch the bats and he was totally awestruck when we turned the detector on. In 70+ years he'd never heard the bats outside his front door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    On a similar vein, I bought a bat detector kit and assembled it yesterday. Five things to plug in and two nuts to tighten. Just about my limit with electronics! I just have to wait for some bats to turn up so I can try it out.
    If it doesn't work, how will you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    If it doesn't work, how will you know?
    I have used it to pick up other ultrasonic sounds such those put out by energy saving lamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    If it doesn't work, how will you know?
    Glad to see you still on-line, or is it just the Jerseyans who are p!ssing off the French and getting their power cut off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Glad to see you still on-line, or is it just the Jerseyans who are p!ssing off the French and getting their power cut off?
    It'll be fine. The local re-enactment contingent are seeing 'em off with musket fire. You couldn't make it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    It'll be fine. The local re-enactment contingent are seeing 'em off with musket fire. You couldn't make it up.
    We have sent a gunboat. That always used to work in the past, why not this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin the Nog View Post
    Nah, it's a whole different experience when you get to hear them as well as see them. A couple of years ago, we stayed at a b&b in a farm near Keswick. The farmer joined us in the evening to watch the bats and he was totally awestruck when we turned the detector on. In 70+ years he'd never heard the bats outside his front door.
    Not surprised he had never heard the bats before as they use frequencies we can't hear (ultra sonic being the clue).

    Have to say the bats here aren't too impressive. Stayed at a camp ground in Nevada (Valley of Fire) and there were a large number of pretty big insects flying around in the light (probably attracted by the lights on the shower/toilet block). This attracted a good 10-20 bats some of which had wingspans which appeared to be about 18-24 inches and all of whom were in clear view due to the lights. I decided not to try to use the block once between sunset and sunrise preferring to use the RV facilities.


 

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