Friday, 10 August 2012
Is your sky empty today? I suddenly thought yesterday evening that I hadn't heard the swifts all day and looking up realised they weren't there. It had been a beautiful day - very warm, blue sky and puffy white clouds and they could just possibly be feeding so high we couldn't see or hear them - but no, there is no joyous screaming and swooping in evidence over the town this morning either and I have to conclude that once again this is the beginning of the end of summer. As usual I have been trying to catch the birds' acrobatic antics on film all summer without success. I took this photo last week and you might just be able to see the black specks flying over their nesting place - already preparing for their long and hazardous journey to Africa.
However it really didn't feel like the end of summer yesterday when we walked home through the field by the river - it seems like its only just begun this week!