I am a happy bunny!
This weekend I have had three Hawk-moths visit the garden. Not the largest of the Hawk-moths but very impressive all the same.
Last night it was almost dark when I saw two Small Elephant Hawk-moths (Deilephila porcellus) arrive and start feeding on the honeysuckle.
They were in the garden about 15 minutes but I struggled to get decent images as most of the time they were high up and even though I got the ladders I have so many pots there was no room to place them.
This is the second year I have seen them in the garden, the one last year was also feeding on honeysuckle.
This is the best piccie anyway.
Then today at lunch time there was a Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis) feeding on the Lobelia, a first for the garden. I had to rush in to get the camera and change the setting but luckily it stayed round long enough for 4 photo's before it was gone.
There have been so many bees in the garden of loads of types and sizes over the last couple of days and it would be easy to ignore this moth as a large bee. I just love that they have clear wings.