04 July 2011

The Hummingbird and the Bee Beetles

Bee Beetle (Trichus fasciatus)
 What a difference a day makes. And finding a nice patch of Brambles(Rubus fruticosus agg.) helps too! At least 3 Bee Beetles around one dense patch out of the wind and with the regular "passage" of singles flying past me during the day that figure maybe conservative with regards to the total present!

Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)
 Nice to see a Hummingbird on Independence Day. One made a very welcome, albeit brief, appearance.


Barry Stewart said...

Fantastic shots of a very tricky subject - I'm still waiting to see my first one of the year!

Jeff said...

Agree with Barry,superb shots Mark,nice one !!

Paul Parsons said...

Great shots Mark.

Tim James said...

I thought my Hummingbird Hawkmoth shots were OK – until I saw yours. Great work!