This morning's excitement was this moth hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe). I was standing at the kitchen window waiting for my coffee when I spotted it flying around the honeysuckle bush covering our mailbox. Luckily it was still there when I came out with the camera a few minutes later.
These moths are difficult to photograph. The picture above was at a shutter speed of 1/125 and the wings—because they beat so fast—are just a pair of blurs. There wasn't enough light for a faster shutter. The result was a bit better after I switched to flash with a shutter speed of 1/160 s. Notice that the moth seems to be supporting itself on the leaves and the petals with its legs.
The red arrow is pointing at the unrolled proboscis entering into the honeysuckle flower. This is probably the Japanese honeysuckle, an alien species. According to this site, it is one of the "least wanted" introduced plants. Heck, native moths feed on it, native bees feed on it. I don't see anything wrong with that and mine is staying.