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.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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