Bats have suffered a devastating decline in the Northeast in recent years due to White Nose Syndrome, and so the sight of two little brown bats that appear at dusk every night makes me happy, particularly since they are doing a great job of keeping the mosquitoes down. - Bats, I read, can eat about half of their body weight in insects every night.
For evenings on end standing on our deck I tried to get a photo of a bat flying over our house, impossible to do with my camera set-up I found out; I could not set the large aperture required for the low light condition and obtain a fast enough shutter speed to stop bat motion in mid flight. This motion blurred image was all I could come up with:
|Little Brown Bat in motion|
The topography of the full moon is less revealing, lacking the highlights and shadows that bring out the topography in relief.
Here is a map of the lunar landmarks
Back when I was young I and my friends, like all young adults I suppose, talked a lot about what life may have in store for us, trying to decipher the meaning of life, and speculating about the universe in which we were living, trying to grasp Earth's infinitely small peripheral spot on the Orion Arm in our Milky Way Galaxy
|Image from Wikipedia. The Orion Arm is labeled Local Spur and the yellow dot denotes the position of the Earth|
Anyhow, getting back to birds, here are a couple of recent photos:
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