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Group of 5-6 small bats tucked in the rafters of an open porch. could they be Tri-colored (aka Eastern pipistrelle) bats?
Outside a building in a wooded nature preserve in Matinecock, LI, NY
They were there all day, took off for evening foraging at 8:45 pm. From "Bats of NY": Identifying characteristics: A small bat with yellowish-brown fur and black wings, black face and small round ears. Each individual hair of its fur is tri-colored, dark at the base, yellowish brown in the middle and dark at the tip. They are easily identified by their reddish forearms. ID of photos confirmed by Michael S. Fishman, CWB PWS Sr. Managing Environmental Scientist Barton & Loguidice, PC Syracuse, NY 13220