Birding was slow at Five Rivers this morning: only a few warblers. We’re still waiting on the waves of fall migrants.
So I turned my attention to the butterfly bush outside the education center. No hummingbirds, but I found this lovely hawk moth feasting.
I think this is a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe. I was delighted to get several decent pictures as I followed it from blossom to blossom.
And now I should go outside, because there’s an Eastern Towhee in the grapevines and intriguing fluttering all around!