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Stripey (SF)
I'm presuming these are wasps, as I'm really not that great at telling the difference between them and hoverflies.

Looking out at the neighbour's lean-to shed which I use as a bird table, I spotted things flying around so went and grabbed my camera. I did get some rather blurry images of them in flight, but was delighted to get this picture of the two on a bit of apple, not bad for that distance!
Habitat
Rural town garden
Location
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
Date taken
26 September, 2021
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix P900
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
Birdwatching mode
Supporter
Well taken Delia! This article says it's difficult for the lay person to distinguish wasps from hoverflies. The most useful point seems to be "...hoverflies are less aggressive than wasps. They are also less inclined to come to sweet things [the bane of a picnic will probably be a wasp]." So it looks like the insects in your pic are more likely to be wasps.
 

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Category
Invertebrates
Added by
delia todd
Date added
View count
97
Comment count
8

Image metadata

Device
NIKON COOLPIX P900
Aperture
ƒ/5
Focal length
80.3 mm
Exposure time
1/125 second(s)
ISO
400
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
BF Wasps Saturday Fun 26 September 2021.jpg
File size
651 KB
Date taken
Sun, 26 September 2021 10:10 AM
Dimensions
3500px x 2465px

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