This hover was photographed as it paused briefly over some early flowering heather. I wasn’t sure what species it was but Leon Truscott suggested it was probably Eristalis pertinax which didn’t come as any great surprise as it is a common hoverfly in the garden.
Hopefully, if the weather settles and the sun comes out, a few more of these incredibly agile flying insects will appear. Many thanks to Leon.
Related pages: Hoverfly posts | British hoverflies gallery
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