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Hawk Moth – Not actually a….

Great video of a couple of hawk moths. These are not actually hummingbirds they are part of the Sphingidae family of moths. Also called sphinx moths.

These moths actually fly like hummingbirds having the same type of flight abilities. Although not as fast as hummingbirds for an insect they are relatively fast reaching a top speed of 12Mph!

Thanks to  @HortErotica for this video of two of them on a plant.

Hummingbirds are drinking a lot of nectar

It will not be too long before the Atlanta area Ruby-throated hummingbirds begin their migration.

Customers are reporting a large uptick  in the  number of hummingbirds at their feeders each day. The same rise in volume of birds happen each year at this same time. By August and through September this NE Georgia area experiences it’s greatest number of these beautiful birds.

The reason appears to be that A: We have our normal birds here + B: All of their baby hummingbirds are here + C: We have the northern migrating birds here as well.

They will be with us until it gets cold so keep refreshing the nectar and cleaning those hummingbird feeders.Ruby-throated hummingbird at window feeder