Friday, June 20, 2008
No Fly zone
A released house fly
Armed with the bug vac I spent a bit of time following the small swarm of flies (by swarm I really mean three), trying to suck them up in the bug vac and capturing them. Did I ever mention that I wished that the suck power of the vacuum was more powerful? Powerful enough to snatch the fly right out of the air? Unfortunately it's not and to get the flies I had to have the nozzle on right on top of them.
I've noticed that the flies will hang around the east windows in the morning and the west facing windows in the evening. Probably attracted to the light (and maybe heat) of the sun. That made it a bit easier to corner them and eventually capture them.
Once caught, I brought the bug vac outside and let them go. One of them decided to hang around the deck, walking along the planks. It was this one that I took a few macro photos of (see above).