Bald-Faced Washing

Bald-faced Hornet licking the stonework. Getting salts and minerals?
Also, licking forelegs to groom antennae. Like a cat!
The grooming wasp was spotted Saturday in the sun. This nest was seen Sunday, with at least one wasp hanging around still.

3 Responses to “Bald-Faced Washing”

  1. 1 NJUrbanForest October 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great photos! I have to admit you are pretty brave to get that close to the hornet nest!

    • 2 mthew October 22, 2019 at 11:33 pm

      A telephoto lens kept me about five feet away. But they were so intently going in and out and up and away, I was well away from the stream of them.

  2. 3 Paul Lamb October 23, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Fussy but feisty as well. Been stung enuf times to keep my distance (and more than five feet if I can help it).

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