A Red Admiral on platform 1

With all the nonsense going on at the moment, this was my favourite interaction of the week:

I noticed a butterfly on an electrical box at the train station this morning. As I stepped closer to get a picture, it closed its wings as it fell into my shadow. I had obviously interrupted its attempt to warm itself in the sun. As I stepped back, it again spread its wings.

I’m no lepidopterist  and had to use Google to find out that this was a Red Admiral and quite common to the UK. I can’t recall ever seeing one before though, and was quite pleased to briefly make his acquaintance.