The last time I was taking pics of the lilacs I saw what I thought were hummingbirds but smaller. Long story short they were Clear winged Hummingbird Moths (Hemaris thyspe) which I had never before. There were several flying around their wing beats were just like a hummingbird and hovered at the flowers to feed. I took some pics but they were just moving to fast but finally I enlarged one of my pics to see this crop. This one would be about 35mm.
First time in Gowganda was 1968 with the Dept. of Lands and Forests, doing a soil and vegetation study for the Wildlife Productivity Inventory. While here found the country amazing, the boreal forest the lakes at every turn and the air clean and fresh. It didn't take long back then to get the camera out and start recording some of the sights I'd seen. Since then with a few layoffs in photography its good to get right back at it. Putting your pictures on a blog like this forces you to go out and take more pics, which is the goal of this site.
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