Even though the works to repair the Windpump are starting, the project has been ongoing in the back ground for a number of years preparing for the Millwrights arrival.
During the summer of 2015 we undertook a number of bat surveys at Horsey Windpump to determine our population of bats and their activity. This is important as they are protected by law and it allows us to make sure the works we are undertaking would not impact on bat activity
The surveys have determined that we can proceed, but the information gained shows what goes on around the windpump and we now know that Horsey and surrounding area is frequented by visitors of the batty type and the following were recorded:
Noctule faint calls externally
Daubentons foraging near the boat dyke
Brown long eared bats
Recording bats as they are flying around allows each bat species to be indentified by their individual call.