Such Tiny Little Hummingbirds
“What are those tiny little hummingbirds I see on my butterfly bush?” a Fragments reader wanted to know a few years back.
I knew right away what she was seeing, and I think every summer since I’ve tried to snag a few images from the clearwing moths that do their hummer impersonation at our shrubs just outside my window.
This one was caught in a flurry of flapping and feeding. They never cease to amaze me–how they coordinate complex hovering flight with a brain the size of the dot at the end of this sentence.