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Old Aug 19, 2006, 4:54 PM   #1
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Thanks everybody for all the well wishes yesterday, am feeling a little better today, still in pain but not quite so severe.

Anyway, I ventured out today, not much about and weather was very dodgy but I stumbled on what I believe is a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, they are not native to the UK and apparantly migrate when it turns colder.

I've never seen one before and these shots aren't up to much but it was nice to see it anyway. I only got about 30 seconds or so before he disappeared.
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nice shots ali. we have something similar here. we recently put up a hummer feeder and have had a couple of visitors. nothing worth posting yet tho.

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 5:03 PM   #5
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nice shots ali. we have something similar here. we recently put up a hummer feeder and have had a couple of visitors. nothing worth posting yet tho.

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Thanks Roy, I scared him off trying to get too close, I didn't have the tubes on and as it was so cloudy, didn't bother cos it would probably have made it too dark, doubt I will see another one now, oh well.

I quite like my last shot of him, would have liked to have fozen the wing movement slightly, not completely but would have been nice if the wings were a bit more defined rather than a complete blur of movement.

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I really like the last one (like them all, but the last one is definitely my favorite).
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Agree!

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Alison

I saw one along the coast here in Hastings last Tuesday morning, by the time I'd grabbed the camera it had gone. I hope we'll see another as the last time they were here was in 2003.

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I saw one along the coast here in Hastings last Tuesday morning, by the time I'd grabbed the camera it had gone. I hope we'll see another as the last time they were here was in 2003.

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I think there are more and more of these each year now from what I have read about them. They are incredibly fast aren't they, I just wish I had got more time with this one, doubt I will see another one for a long time now.

Apparantly they are only around for a few days toward the end of summer and then they migrate so keep your eyes open, you never know.

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Alison,

We've had a couple in our garden over the last couple of weeks, they're definitely becoming more common along the south coast. I think they migrate over form the continent.

Like you say they are always gone before you can get your hands on the camera, s'pose I should alway's keep the camera ready just in case.

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