Sunday, 21 September 2014

hummingbird hawk moth (Macroglossum stellatarum L.) and a rosy yawn

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

A very exciting and unexpected lifer from a weekend on the Lizard, with several individuals seen around the village. These records shots were taken of one of two individuals seen nectaring along the garden wall of the cottage overlooking Bass Point.

A second lifer, somewhat overdue, came with a brief and admittedly underwhelming view of a juvenile rose coloured starling (Pastor roseus), aptly described on the day as a "rosy yawn"