Photos by Trudy von Linsowe (Hummingbird Clearwing):
"I had some guest over for a pool party and I had picked bouquets of flowers for the tables. He came to join the party and one of the "city" kids thought he was a horsefly or a bee. I about came unglued when I found out they had zapped him with the fly swatter. He seemed undaunted and continued to hang around the party. Is it normal for them to appear almost friendly? I can hold my hand out near the flowers and he will flutter over it without any fear of me. I just love him. "