Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No...It's

A hummingbird hawk moth.

I was beside myself with excitement when one visited our garden on Monday. Such a speedy little blighter we couldn't get a photo but it returned today. It has a definite penchant for the Valerian. I've seen them elsewhere in the country but this is my first time in Sussex. Several local friends and families have confirmed they have seen them too. Am just so chuffed!



  1. Well done on your photo! We get these on the balcony occasionally. I worry that the cats will catch one, but I think they may be too quick for the cats.There was one this morning as I sat having visited the geraniums mostly, and the lobelia.

  2. I think that Humphrey wouldn't even bother he's far too slothful and plump!


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