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Photo © Jorge Buening

Other Winged Friends

NestWatcher Jorge Buening got a surprise this month when a nest box was opened to reveal six bats resting inside! The lands surrounding the Welaka National Fish Hatchery (Florida) support diverse wildlife species, so much so that the bats were not all the same species. One is a Mexican free-tailed bat, and the other five are a species of myotis. Jorge’s observation is a good reminder that all kinds of animals take refuge in nest boxes (and other kinds of birds’ nests), so you never know what you might find!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology