I had taken these pix on Tuesday mind.
"Look, pal, I ddna doo it!"
"It wasna me."
This is a Bonxie, or Great Skua well known for avian terror. Also responsible for terrorising Louise on an occasion when she wandered in to an occupied territory. A scary big bird.
This is a snail killing fly, maybe Tetanocera sp, of Sciomyzidae
Lays its eggs in the snail and the larvae eat the snail alive, nice. That'll teach the beggars to eat my broccoli.
Now I was going to post some Empid pictures here too, a predatory fly, but can't find the images at the moment for some reason.