Ruby-throated hummingbirds average about 52 wing beats per second.
This one decided that was too much work. Sitting next to the nectar is much easier, but is it as safe?
I stopped at some butterfly bushes in Southboro, MA and found similar nectaring activity there. It made for a beautiful lunch break!
Fiery Skipper (open wings)
Cabbage White (with a few pieces missing from its wings)
One last Painted Lady