"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's a bird...it's a plane...It's, a moth?...

Question. What has buzzing wings, and flies around fast from place to place? Not a good description? I'm enjoying the outdoors last night, when I see this thing darting around in my bee balm. At first I thought im thinking it was a hummingbird, because they are suppose to be attracted to it. Not to mention I have a feeder for those bastards who never come around! I rushed in to get my camera and took some shots of it. The more I saw of it, the more it didn't look like any kind of bird. It was more like a giant butterfly than a hummingbird, and I looked it up today and found out it's a hawk moth.

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Here is a video I shot if you want to see why I thought it was a hummingbird. I'm not the best videographer. Has anyone else ever seen these? I mean, I live by the woods so I had no idea what it could've been I get all sorts of creepy crawlies around. And cute little tree frogs too!


Erin said...

That is a freaky kind of moth! I can't believe it let you get that close... I would have been running in an entirely different direction, lol.

And yes, I am watching BB10 and I'm with you - I was done with Brian the first day! Like, has he never seen the show before? You lay low until the 3rd week and THEN you start brainwashing and playing a lot of different sides, lol. He went in there like he owned the place and he is going to be the first one out - thank god!!

AMPlifier said...

On one hand I can appreciate your pictures, but on the other - I've had enough of bugs for the week.

Rachel said...

Wow! I've seen those in Arizona before but not where you are. Very cool!

Mon said...

It is kinda monsterous. And, im so happy with big brothers results! yayyyy!

I can understand with your traumatic bug story!

I am lucky enough to get all sorts of odd bugs!