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After dark the other evening, I was outside and seen something that I couldn't decide weather it was a bat, or a hummingbird. It was working over my wife's 'Surprise Lily' but took off before I could grab a light. It struck me as odd as I have never seen a bat getting nectar (the ones that do are not indigenous to my area,) nor have I ever seen a hummingbird feeding after it was dark. It wound up being neither.

Yesterday afternoon I saw a Cardinal having a fit a ways away in the yard and there was something large fluttering on the ground. I went over to see what the commotion was about and discovered what it was that I had seen the other evening. I picked this little feller up (actually a 'lass' as it's a female, males are more brown in color,) and temporarily saved her. At least long enough for a few selfies.

They only live for about a week and the wingspan on this one was about 5 inches (13cm.)




Cheers, Tim.

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