Here's a few pictures from a few days ago on base.
Hooded Crow, a distinct subspecies in the hooded/carrion crow complex sometimes known as the Mesopotamian Crow.
A hoverfly (Syrphidae) on a mustard flower.
Leaves of a thistle. This species has interesting variegated leaves. They come up in December and flower around the end of March. I've observed Eurasian Goldfinch feeding on the seeds in April as they are migrating north.