Went for a coffee after work at the cafe at Stocks Fly Fishery. It was lovely, warm and sunny but very breezy which made photographing insects quite challenging. My little camera was up for it though and I got some lovely photos and saw my favoutite fly Tachina grossa.
I think this is Sericomyia silentis
Heather Fly Bibio pomonae
Tachina grossa, the greenbottle fly gives some idea of size.
Fungus gnats, the yellow bellied ones are Scaridae hemerobioides
A mosaic of habitats including ponds & swamp, trees & scrub, species-rich grassland & riverside banking, on the site of a former sewage works. A timber building with a turf roof & a bird hide has been constructed but is only open by prior arrangement c/o Pendle ommunity High School, Oxford Road, Nelson. Surprisingly for such a small site, a Bittern roosted in the swamp in winter 1997. County Wildlife Site (Biological Heritage Site) Grid ref. (SD846376)