Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Humming Bird Hawk Moths

I was so excited today to see a humming bird hawkmoth hovering on a lilac bush in the centre of Edinburgh! Gosh its October for goodness sake this must be a major sign of global warming! I didn't get a photo and the moth's wings were moving so quickly that any photo I took wouldn't have come out. But there are some photos on the UK Safari website: http://www.uksafari.com/hummingbird2.htm.

5 comments:

che said...

what a sight huh ! i'm sure you'll have a chance next time to take a photo .

FARfetched said...

We have a similar species, a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. I managed to get a decent picture of one some time back.

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI there - thanks for the comments.

Nike - I doubt I'll ever see a humming bird moth again in Edinburgh, if I do I certainly hope I have a camera with me!

Farfetched - thanks for sharing your photo!

S.L. White said...

I love these guys! (or our version thereof...) They are truly amazing-- thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by the long-dormant Foothills Fancies.

Best,
Sally

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Sally, thanks for commenting - Foothill Fancies dormant????