some sort of beetle?

some sort of beetle?

Observation - some sort of beetle? - UK and Ireland. Description: This beetle (?) was spotted on the slat of my compost bin about 1030 in the morning. It is under some deciduous trees in dappled shade. It stayed there for a couple of hours. I didn't get to measure it but the piece of wood is 8cm high. I couldn't find

This beetle (?) was spotted on the slat of my compost bin about 1030 in the morning. It is under some deciduous trees in dappled shade. It stayed there for a couple of hours. I didn't get to measure it but the piece of wood is 8cm high.
I couldn't find it in my bug book and have not seen one before.