Some sort of fly?

Some sort of fly?

Observation - Some sort of fly? - UK and Ireland. Description: Peat bog with patches of cross-leaved heath and heather. Don't think it's a hoverfly as it's behaviour was rather different - don't remember it hovering. Rather, it seemed to rest plants, but whenever I got close (I was looking for bumblebees) it sudde

Peat bog with patches of cross-leaved heath and heather.

Don't think it's a hoverfly as it's behaviour was rather different - don't remember it hovering. Rather, it seemed to rest plants, but whenever I got close (I was looking for bumblebees) it suddenly flitted off.