This particular bat is not really uncommon, but I have been looking to photograph one for years and years. Lovely, graceful, and not terribly friendly! Like all bats they prefer to be left to themselves when it comes to human interaction.
The image of the red bat roosting on a tree limb was especially hard to obtain. This little male would land for about three seconds (just enough time to barely get into focus) and then take of before I could press the shutter!
eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) roosting on a tree limb
portrait of an eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis)
eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) in flight
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