On the pale bark of a big white oak…
…a Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus).

First of these I’ve seen. Eastern Red Bats are more typical here in Brooklyn. Several other species of bat have been identified by their distinctive sounds as they fly over Green-Wood.

3 Responses to “Batty”

  1. 1 Dan June 13, 2021 at 5:05 am

    In exchange for your JSTOR bit on yaks.

  2. 2 ellenbrys June 13, 2021 at 9:43 am

    So excited to see the bat! I cannot believe you spotted this in daylight.

  1. 1 2021, Part I | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on December 30, 2021 at 7:00 am

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