While we were in Williamsburg, Virginia, we spotted this weird, flying... thing outside a restaurant. It was flitting back and forth between flowers and hovering in front of the tubular shaped ones, leading me to believe it was a hummingbird. It was moving so fast, however, that I couldn't see it clearly. I could tell that it was brownish, but before I got a good look at it, it flitted to another flower. My husband thought it looked like a flying crayfish. It was only after we got home, though, and I was able to see it on the much larger computer monitor, that I could tell it was most likely NOT a hummingbird.
My question is... what the HELL is it? It actually looks... hairy. The whole family has speculated, but the only thing we seem to agree on is that it's NOT a bird.
We're stumped, intrigued, and since it was rather large, and buzzing around us quite closely, grossed out.