I took my camera out to the font yard today in the hopes of catching a Hummingbird sipping nectar from the Canna Lilies; instead, I came across a creature I had never seen before. It looked (and acted) like a cross between a Bumble Bee and a Hummingbird. A Humming Bee perhaps?
When hubby got home and I told him about this cool flying critter, he googled it and found out that it is actually a Hummingbird Moth. More specifically, a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. How cool is that!
I have to say, it was fascinating to watch this fellow. I am already a huge fan of this marvelous moth. I hope he returns so I can try and get some better photos; to be honest, I was reluctant to get too close since I didn’t know if he had a stinger!
And in case you were curious, a Hummingbird did eventually make a brief appearance!
Part of the joy of nature photography is that you never really know what is going to show up and grab your attention!