#183 A hawkmoth encounter

Just as I was leaving Brooklands today, I glanced across at the buddleia and got a glimpse of a moth. Not just any moth – a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, destined to be my image of the day.  Of course, I switched off the engine and wandered over to get a better look, and tried to get a shot of it.  I did, but not the greatest by a long way. Still, it’s always great to see these long distance flyers ( from over the Channel no less!) as they hover around doing a pretty good impression of a hummngbird.  I’ll take the DSLR tomorrow, to see if I can find it again and get a better shot – maybe with the wings actually visible!

Trust me  - it does have wings, but they beat very fast!

Trust me – it does have wings, but they beat very fast!

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