Anthophora plumipes female loaded with yellow pollen and feeding on the flowers
Anthophora plumipes male, leaving the flowers with his tongue still extended
A male Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa) sunbathing on a stone next to a Muscari clump. The first males of the year appeared today and I have watched them feeding and patrolling the plants, making sure they weren't missing any of the females. The males kept checking the Anthophoras.
A Peacock visiting the flowers. Grape hyacinths are also visited by Commas and Small Tortoiseshells (see here for photos)
This scruffy-looking dark bee with white tufts of hair is Melecta albifrons, the cleptoparasite bee (cuckoo bee) of Anthophora plumipes.
I have got no photos but a couple of days ago I saw an Andrena fulva and a queen Bombus pascuorum (both first of the year) visiting Muscari in my garden.
Today a queen Bombus terrestris visited the Muscari patch and I managed to get a shot of the first Osmia rufa of the year feeding on it as well.