Meteorological autumn, but not much colour yet in the leaves. Not surprising as it has been an exceptional growing summer, everywhere lush and grass begging to be mown.
Our nesting swallows departed in the third week of August, but the second brood of house martins were in the nest until the first week of September taking wing on 6th September. I guess they are over France now. Bon Voyage and a safe return.
The summer has proved that artificial house martin nests are workable. We’ll think about getting some more in place over the winter.