[CT Birds] Fwd: Question about a Bat sighting

Sailcarm sailcarm at aol.com
Thu May 2 15:21:00 EDT 2013


a couple of people have already emailed me wanting me to share with them an answer to my bat question, so here is Bill Asteriades's answer.  

Carolyn

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Sailcarm <sailcarm at aol.com>
> Date: May 2, 2013 2:34:17 PM EDT
> To: Bill Asteriades <bill.asteriades at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Question about a Bat sighting
> 
> Thanks, Bill, for the info.
> 
> Carolyn
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> On May 2, 2013, at 2:32 PM, Bill Asteriades <bill.asteriades at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Carolyn,
>>  
>> I recently saw a brown bat in Glastonbury during the day - no rufous, just brown. I believe your sighting is an eastern red bat.  I have been informed by a bat expert that there have been many recent daytime sightings. This is due to a shortage of bugs in the evening (cooler weather?)
>>  
>> Bill Asteriades
>> 
>> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Sailcarm <sailcarm at aol.com> wrote:
>> Forgot to mention in my previous post re: Rocky Neck that I saw two or perhaps three bats hawking insects over the little river that borders Rocky Neck on the west.  I saw them at 11 AM.  I was surprised to see bats during the day.  They were kind of the rufous red coloration of a female Cardinal with darkish wings.  Appeared tailless.
>> 
>> Were they Red Bats?  Please email me offline if you can help me with this ID.
>> 
>> Carolyn Cimino
>> Waterford
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
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