Seen on high moorland. Boggy ground sloping down towards wooded valley stream. Pair of Buzzards were soaring in the distance.
No interactions present.
Fluffy plumage, with loose feathers, suggests juveniles.
You could probably claim Bibio pomonae for the flies, too!
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thanks again for the ID - I did consider requesting an ID for the flies but thought it might be too much to expect - would these be suitable whinchat fodder ?
Lat/Lng: 55.172, -2.894
OS grid ref: NY431867