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Model Boat Pond Bats

Yesterday, I spent an hour listening for bat echolocations, as well as watching them around the Conservatory Water, aka the Model Boat Pond.  Bats are migrating through the city, and with it getting dark earlier, I don't have to stay out too late!  So the next few weeks are perfect to go bat watching.

Using the Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meter Touch 2 Pro Bat Detector and iOS software, I was able to capture a large number of echolocations.  The software does its best to identify which species of bat it hears, sort of like a Shazam for bats.  The software can make mistakes, so my results could have errors.  While I recorded a great number of bat passes, a single bat could have created many of them.

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Pale Male Yet Again

Pale Male continues to hunt in the same location as he has late in the day for two weeks or more.  In late August this isn't unusual, but usually he is hunting a bit further north.  I guess this current location has the best rodents this year.

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Pale Male

Pale Male has been hanging around the 79th Street Transverse in Central Park this week and I found him on both sides of it this afternoon and early evening.  He's molting so he looks a bit rough.

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Darien Osprey

The Osprey platform out in Scot Cove in Darien, Connecticut only had one chick this year.  Nevertheless, it was fun going out to watch the family for a third year.

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Central Park

Last Friday, I tried to find the fledglings from the Fifth Avenue nest but came up short.  I did run into a young adult Red-tailed Hawk in the Ramble.  It was very light colored like Pale Male but had very light eye color.

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