[TN-Bird] Good crane flight in Cumberland Co. + Red Bat

  • From: "LeGrand Family" <elegrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:48:49 -0600

Lots of Sandhill Cranes flew north today (Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010) over my place 
in southern Cumberland County. I estimated a total 750 in 4 loose groups 
throughout the day in the 2 hours when I was checking. It was a warm, sunny day 
with a good south breeze.
From 4:15-4:30 PM today, I watched a bright rufous bat (with the neck paler 
than the head and back, and with dark wings) hunting in bright sunlight along a 
field edge and just above the canopy of the woods. I immediately identified it 
as a Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis). Upon checking on the winter range, I found 
that they migrate from the northern part of their range (the entire eastern 
U.S); but in winter, they occasionally come out on warm days. I guess this was 
wintering here. Thanks in advance if someone has more info.

Ed LeGrand 
Crossville, TN
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