Yesterday's walk around Pewit Carr revealed a pair of flies caught 'in flagrante'. I managed to get a couple of pictures of this courting couple as they were of a species new to me. After much searching the Internet when we got home, it turns out that they were a species known as Coremacera marginata.
Another flying insect to catch our eye was a White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) feeding on the nectar of one of the few remaining Dandelion flowers.
Achillea millefolium) were in full bloom. The soft, feathery leaves of these plants are often to be found lining the nests of Starlings. This also has the benefit of keeping parasites down. The plant contains an oil which kills some species of mosquito larvae.