Yesterday was a day of sunshine and showers at Parke. When the sun was out it was really hot and as a result we had a visit from this amazing hummingbird hawkmoth.
Look how long its proboscis is!
Incredibly fast wing beats
The animal darts from flower to flower very quickly. This is a migrant species and the recent warm weather has brought it over from the continent. Sometimes they stay and breed ….
On the other hand this bumblebee got a real soaking sat on top of this teasel. Fortunately once the sun came out it dried out and carried on as normal
Back in the sunshine this male white tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) is making the most of his limited feeding time