The buddleia plant that is being visited by this large white, is also known as the ‘butterfly plant’ - and for good reason! This one in School Road is an excellent ‘feeding station’ for Winteringham’s fluttering visitors.
There must be some reason for it - perhaps enjoying the reflected heat of a warm Winteringham afternoon - but the red admiral (below) apparently favours a garage wall to the delights of the buddleia!
“Come closer, come closer,” said the ... tortoiseshell? Mmm, maybe we have the wrong poem, but you’ll hardly get closer than this superb photograph from Ken Jacobs!
The five wires slung from the telephone poles near Winteringham School look for all the world like music staves with the swallows forming the notes! If you can play the music the birds are ‘printing’, we’d be fascinated to hear it! In the meantime, we’ll just enjoy the sight and sound of Winteringham’s summer visitors, and be fascinated by their skilful flying displays being practised (below).
Canada Geese in their wild Winteringham home, close by the Humber.
Soay sheep - they have their fleece pulled, not shorn!
How’s this for perfect spacing? These starlings ‘spacial awareness’ is a marvel to behold as they sit in harmony on the telephone wires in School Road. They’re all facing the same direction too!