Max never normally sits here, but at the moment the perfume from this Star Jasmine is wonderful and he's taken to just plonking himself down until I finish filling up the feeders and generally fussing around the chicken shed making sure everything is as it should be.
I wonder if he appreciates the perfume - or is that just me being daft ?
When I was filling up the water containers, I heard an angry buzzing sound and looked down to see a Hummingbird Hawk-moth moro sphinx ou sphinx colibri in France (Macroglossum stellatarum) with it's proboscis stuck in one of the Jasmine flowers.
I had my camera with me and hoped I might get a good photograph - but once again - I failed to get anything resembling those fantastic shots on the web. Still, if I did have a camera which was capable of a good shot of this fast-moving little thing, I wouldn't have it slung round my neck when I was cleaning up the chicken shed - would I ?
Anyway, I shot this fuzzy, buzzy little video just before he left...