I have lived in Alberta all my life, and I had never seen this visitor before. I was out on the deck, talking to my Mom on Sunday, and my husband suddenly pointed to a bee in my flowers, except it wasn't a bee, unless it was on steroids. Luckily our camera was handy, and he caught the little creature in action...feeding on my flowers.
I am not sure what the heck it is, so if any biologists happen to read my blog, please tell me what kind of creature it is because it's not a bee, and it's not a hummingbird. I have not photo shopped the pictures, but I have magnified the strange visitor so it can be identified.
Anyone who can identify this strange visitor to my flowers....speak up, otherwise I will have to believe that global warming is causing mutant bee/hummingbirds!