Sat on a bench in the sun, we listened to the songs of Willow Warbler, Blackbird, Wren and Sedge Warbler, whilst all about could be heard the gentle buzz of insect life going about its business.
The Dog Roses (or maybe Rosa rugosa) were very photogenic, both as themselves and as a platform for the insects.
The rose flowers were a heavenly haven for hovers, with the predictable consequence of much discussion later as to their identities.
|Helophilus pendulus (front) and maybe a Syrphus or Eupeodes species (rear)
|Possibly a Neoascia species, but much debate over this one
|Rhingia campestris, never too much trouble with the ID of this one