Hi RB, what you have there is a Honey bee mimic, a Hoverfly - Eristalis pertinax, its a male, the females have a gap between their eyes where the males eyes are touching when veiwed from above, Eristalis species have a dip in the vein in their wing that helps you to ID the genus, check out your photos . you can spot it in one of them
I couldn't see the dip in the veins in the photos I'd posted, so I went back and had a look in some of the others I took of it... it's very clear on the left wing in this photo, so I can see what you're talking about.
To me this is Eristalis tenax rather than E. pertinax. The latter should have a yellow front tibia + tarsus but appear dark in your photos. Also I find it is a slimmer, more attenuated species. I can also just make out the enlarged hind tibia characteristic of E. tenax.
Both are hoverflies collectively known as drone flies with rat-tailed maggot larvae. Often seen good numbers of them on Ivy at this time of year.