The moths humming to Britain
IF YOU see a miniature hummingbird hovering over your flowers this summer, enjoy the moment.
It will be one of the Hummingbird hawkmoths arriving in greater numbers in England from the Continent. Their wings beat at 80 times a second, so they can suck nectar (left) like hummingbirds. And they’re a good omen — a swarm was seen flying over the Channel on D-Day in 1944.