Sunrise 06:34 Sunset 19:38 BST
Autumn is certainly upon us the weather has settled after the rain and we are getting some cold nights. We had a frost one morning on the River Stour meadows, it seems to have come too quickly! It has brought with it some lovely misty mornings as the sun is rising, very beautiful.
Many of the Swallows and Martins are on their way back to Africa for the winter. The weather must have suited them on 7th September as I was walking home from my early morning walk I noticed them gathering on the wires at the back of our house, flying around and preening themselves it was very busy. A little later than last year as I recorded the gathering on the 3rd September https://www.marilynjanephotography.co.uk/diary/wednesday-3rd-september/. We had the pleasure of watching them as we had our breakfast and suddenly they were gone. Always sad to see them go, there are still a few about but not so many now.