Sunrise: 06.13 Sunset: 08.06
I’ve tried to photograph these hornets four times through my 60 mm macro lens, each time I have been attacked. They are building a nest in two woodpecker holes in an oak tree. It was dark, so I illuminated the tree with my head torch. At night, the hornets pack themselves very tightly in the nest. When they attack, they stream out in an extended line. I defy anyone to stay put when facing a stream of angry hornets. I had planned to wear netting tonight , but I forgot to take one. Even with netting, I am not sure I could hold my ground.
Perhaps I will have another go at photographing them tomorrow night.