I got about half of the vines down and realized that I was hearing a bird fluttering around. I stopped immediately and started looking for a nest. It didn't take long to spot it with two tiny speckled eggs in it. With a sigh I gave up cleaning the rest of the fence until the fledging is complete. I grabbed the camera and being very careful not to touch the nest grabbed a couple of pictures before clearing out of there. I hope to catch sight of the parents so I can find out what kind of birds they are.
Half of the vines down.
55 gallon drum liners full of vines.
The rest of the vines.
The nest with eggs.
They are very tiny.
Carpenter bees drill perfect holes.
You can actually hear them chewing.
Some attempts at catching the bees in flight.
The shadows are sometimes easier to see than the bees.
"Sharkey says: All of life comes from some strange lagoon. It rises up, it bucks up to it's full height from a boggy swamp on a foggy night. It creeps into your house. It's life! It's life!"
From the song "Sharky's Day" from Laurie Anderson's "Mister Heartbreak" cd. (lyrics)
copyright 1984 Warner Bros.