Vespa crabro

Vespa crabro

Observation - Vespa crabro - UK and Ireland. Description: I would like clarification on this ID please at first i thought it was a Median wasp (common in my garden) due to the amount of black on the abdomen, but its facial markings or lack of them lead to a hornet , its about 27mm lots of brown elsewhere , very

I would like clarification on this ID please at first i thought it was a Median wasp (common in my garden) due to the amount of black on the abdomen, but its facial markings or lack of them lead to a hornet , its about 27mm lots of brown elsewhere , very chunky and made a very drone like noise when flying