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Postby Willpar » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:07 pm

Found this nest in the lanes. Not the common wasp we see this time of year, and they are smaller than ours. A quick search and the nearest I got was "German Wasp"
Anyways Gave me quite a buzz finding it, no stinging comments please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9G7jgNLxHE
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Re: Wasp

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:26 pm

Very interesting Willpar. They certainly look different to the usual Wasp. :yes:
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Re: Wasp

Postby Placido » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:41 pm

How fascinating. Rebuilding, I s'pose - the nest will be bigger and better than ever.
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Re: Wasp

Postby nuthatch » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:34 am

:eek: :D Plenty going on there, Willpar - you'll have to keep an eye on it :magnify:
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:40 am

I go by that way most days nuthatch, so will be interesting to see how it goes. That's unless the badger comes back for more.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Not good news on the wasp nest. The badger did return.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UpvxMxPnk

I must say they seemed quite docile for wasp.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Placido » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:48 pm

Couldn't have blamed them if they'd been fighting mad by now.
What a shame - but they don't show any signs of moving so presumably they're planning on rebuilding. Not a sound plan if the badger takes it into his head to return again.
Very interesting, Willpar.
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Re: Wasp

Postby nuthatch » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:45 am

Mmmm :( I must admit I didn't realise badgers went after wasps' nests.

Yes, be interesting to see how long this endeavour and destruction goes on ...
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:49 am

Talking to a couple who were there when I took the video, they have been watching the nest for a while. But the bloke reckons the queen is still there somewhere, or the workers would have left. So they must be guarding the queen.
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Re: Wasp

Postby Willpar » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:20 pm

Another update on the wasp nest. They have done some rebuilding, as can been seen in the video. Looks rather alien now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aY1gYKXib8
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