Necking The Extrafloral Nectar
The backdoor ivy bush has almost finished flowering but it's still attracting quite a few insects. Hardly any nectar from flowers left but the young fruits are glistening with extrafloral nectar, as can be seen in my pic.
I think the tiny, 3mm long, fly is Chlorops pumilionis, the gout or pest fly. Its larvae are a pest on wheat, oats, barley and rye.
"I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for nectar that I can make into my own honey."