First pickings

First pickings of Broad Beans
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and of Blackcurrants
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and French Beans
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When we were listing our butterflies the other day we forgot we had seen a couple of female Orange Tips finding their way to our one and only Jack-by-the-Hedge plant. That plant has subsequently been moved to stop it ending up in a netted area and today it sported a solitary Orange Tip caterpillar
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In other breeding news, the swallow brood is poised to fledge
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and the juvenile Woodpeckers continue to bumble around – this one slightly askance at having to share its drink with a lowly Sparrow
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It is a time consuming task to supply water to all who need it in this heat
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Other sights today
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and, of course, the predictable sunset
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