Not many in the way of flowers for insects to feed on these days. The one exception is Ivy. This must be the best years I have seen for the amount of flowers on my Ivy. Some in the front hedge and a clump at the back have been attracting scores of flying insects.
While the Sun was out yesterday one clump was attracting bees which were filling their pollen sacs.
Outnumbering the bees were flies by the score:
They are making the most of the dwindling pollen and nectar supply as the flowers are fading fast.