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Old Sep 22, 2008, 1:37 PM   #1
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We stayed at the Portal Lodge when we were at the Chiricahua Mountains and they have a common deck with tables so folks can visit and watch the hummingbirds. There are feeders hanging in front of every room. One evening just about dark a lady was taking the feeders down so I asked her why take them down. Her answer was cuz of the bats.

The next night I went out to my camera wagon to get something and noticed a feeder still up and bats flying to it then leaving in a hurry. Seemed like a fun challenge to me so back to the room get the camera and go sit and wait.

I admit I didn't believe bats would empty a hummingbird feeder but ONCE AGAIN OLD WACKY WAS WRONG.







P.S. I only got these two that are even close to decent and a whole bunch of misses or blurred ones. In the morning when I told Rick & Steve I got that your Wacky looook.


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Old Sep 22, 2008, 9:57 PM   #2
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Nice captures. I really like the first one, you can see the "Fingers"
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Nice captpure, Roger.

I queried one of my colleagues about this and this is what he said: "Leptonycteris yerbabuenae is locally common in the warmer months in southern Arizona. They feed on saguaro, among other night blooming desert plants during the summer rainy season, then migrate back south." This is the only nectar-feeding bat that reaches the US, and is an important pollinator of night-blooming cacti. Here is a web page with some more information: ( click here )
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Casa B wrote:
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Nice captures. I really like the first one, you can see the "Fingers"
They were fun to try and capture. Thanks for the look and for the nice comment.



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Nice captpure, Roger.

I queried one of my colleagues about this and this is what he said: "Leptonycteris yerbabuenae is locally common in the warmer months in southern Arizona. They feed on saguaro, among other night blooming desert plants during the summer rainy season, then migrate back south." This is the only nectar-feeding bat that reaches the US, and is an important pollinator of night-blooming cacti. Here is a web page with some more information: ( click here )
WOW!!!! thanks a bunch for the interesting information.



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