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I Thought I Saw A Hummingbird!

One of the lovely things I’ve seen since living in France  are these gorgeous moths.  When we first saw them we almost thought they were actual humming birds as they hover in the same way and you can even hear the hum as their wings beat like mad.  They feed from the plants in the same way too.  However, they are actually Hummingbird Moths and, apparently are getting more common now in the U.K. as the climate warms up.     I managed to capture this one as he was dining from the geraniums on my balcony.

If you click twice on the photo you can see the moth quite close up.

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