Growing, as it often does, by a roadside, this red dead nettle was just beginning to flower.
No need to take care to avoid touching it. Although it looks quite like one, it isn’t actually a nettle. And ‘dead’ just means it doesn’t sting.
One of the Crowther Road parakeets nibbling at the buds of a sycamore near its nest. It was busy eating while its mate was having a drink over on the other side of the canal.