As I wrote in yesterday’s post about the long-horned digger bees I discovered now residing in our side yard, I’d check in on the remaining males aerially competing for the affections of an as-yet-unseen female somewhere in the vicinity, to see what a second round of activity might hold. The answer is: plenty.

And this time, in the midst of all the fly-bys I scored some relatively upclose video clips that I think are pretty awesome of one of the males going in and out of the temporary digs he’s dug. I cobbled them together into the following 78 second YouTube post:

Beyond being thrilled at capturing something you just don’t see every day, I’m particularly fond of the moments where he pokes his head out and scopes the scene before deciding whether to go back in or come out.