Soon enough, I caught a glimpse through the zoom lense of my camera. Unafraid of me, eventually I was able to stand about two feet from the magnificent creature, only to realize that it wasn't a hummingbird at all. It had two thick black antennae coming from its head. I snapped a bunch of photos hoping to get a good one to help us identify this mystery visitor. This was some sort of insect. With a quick phone call to Mr. Tilly's Nest, he immediately told me that it must be a Humming Bird Moth. He was right. It sure was and this was the first time I had seen one in my life! Here is the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth that visited Tilly's Nest today.
|The curled proboscis ready to sip on nectar|
|Wings flutter so quickly they are almost invisible.|
|Love this one with the wasp zooming by at the top!|
|Heading over to another blossom|
I also found this fabulous YouTube Video of one in action. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you too will be on the lookout in your own gardens for these amazing moths!
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest