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No secrets Andy. You are lucky to have them nesting nearby. It means they are also roosting nearby, probably on thin stalks (dry grass, dead plants or fern, as you see in a few of the photos, otherwise is rare) that have some shelter from the elements (but not necessarily) and where there is a food source - flowering native plants are best but blue is an attractant for them - nearby. One thing bees need to get going in the morning is heat from the sun so they will roost where they can catch the first rays.
Great captures mark, Have them in my garden digging holes over in west oz but can
never find them sleeping any secrets.
What is the situation for the digging? On a sheltered slope? Clay, sandy - what kind of soil and situation?
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