Vespula germanica wasp?

Vespula germanica wasp?

Observation - Vespula germanica wasp? - UK and Ireland. Description: Only a backside view of wasp collecting water at our very overgrown pond. Have just found nest in air brick of house as well (see second pic). Same wasp species?

Only a backside view of wasp collecting water at our very overgrown pond. Have just found nest in air brick of house as well (see second pic). Same wasp species?