There were masses of swallows around just before sunset this evening. They were hunting low, just above the grass in the front field, and seemed to be enjoying themselves chasing each other. I'm guessing a lot of them were recent fledglings.
Although it's only mid-August, it's already starting to feel a bit back-endish. When swallows start to gather, summer is on the way out. Must make the most of them while we can!