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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Beautiful birds.  Fascinating to watch them feed.  So delicate in their movement.

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    They move in the same kind of way that hover flies do..  I'll show the kids the clip tomorrow.  They'll love that.

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    Thought I'd actually once spotted my first ever humming bird in deepest SE France one hot Summers afternoon...discovered later it was the Hummingmoth? Certainly convinced me at the time :) not that you'd often think as moths let alone these pretty big, quite noisy ones, be seen during the heat of the midday sun...was easily pushing 90f at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_stellatarum

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    Thought I'd actually once spotted my first ever humming bird in deepest SE France one hot Summers afternoon...discovered later it was the Hummingmoth? Certainly convinced me at the time Posted Image not that you'd often think as moths let alone these pretty big, quite noisy ones, be seen during the heat of the midday sun...was easily pushing 90f at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_stellatarum

     

    Did you not get some in your garden back in 06'? Most amazing critters!

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