Yesterday was a peaceful day. After returning from our Spanish lessons we each did some chores around the house and took it easy. After rain showers on Sunday night the day was lovely. Later in the day we had a visit from some friends which is always a pleasant surprise.
As our friends were leaving we noticed a little bird like creature flying around in the front garden. Mi amiga and I were taken with the smallness of it. After I saw them on their way I dashed in the house to grab the camera. What I saw when I got out to the garden was not what I was expecting. And when I downloaded the pictures there was a real surprise awaiting me. Remember, I was trying to take photos of something that was winging it’s way around the garden. Often I end up with random shots of what I think is nothing:
While I was reading a bit about these moths that look like hummingbirds I noticed that the larvae or caterpillars of the moth looked a lot like this:
Hummingbird moths hover like hummingbirds to drink nectar from flowers. And having stood out in the garden to photograph this little guy I can safely say that they also sound like hummingbirds. Surprisingly Little Miss Bossy Pants wasn’t anywhere in the garden during the time that this fellow was out there or he wouldn’t have stood a chance.
The caterpillars are also very similar to some of the critters that fascinated my mother-in-law and I as we walked the path around our hotel in Panama City in January:
- pure luck (thepamcave.wordpress.com)