In reply to James:
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In reply to Alan.:
It looks like one of the Snipe Flies to me. Once you've seen one and you know what you're looking for, you'll see them all over the place - on trees they tend to face downwards. Most have spots on the wings but yours doesn't seem to, which would narrow it down a lot but still not easy to be species specific.
I noticed I wasn't the only busy bee working in the garden yesterday......……… check out those pollen sacks; think the plant is similar to snake's head fritillary (marginal pond plant)
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In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:Are you up late or up early aitch ... moon-gazing maybe?
was up early - me forgots all about the moon eclipse with all that happened yesterday and was too busy making myself a hot chocolate lol
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