First up, whilst messing about in the garden I was surprised to see a Tree Bumblebee drop in - first I've knowingly seen anywhere let alone the garden. Lighting was not great and camera was not set-up ideally but grabbed a few shots anyway:
There's been some great birds in VC55 lately - I've not seen any of them for various reasons. Here's some mundane species taken at various zoom lengths with the gulls and crow at full 24x:
And in case anyone is not sure, this is what a Common Gull looks like when active at 24x optical zoom ..
Back to the macro, here's a selection of insects using the garden yesterday (1st):
I think this is Sphaerophoria scripta
Syrphus ribesii - I think
Video works on macro zoom ..