There are now signs of Autumn approaching in Cornwall, the blackberries have been ripening on their brambles for a couple of weeks and travelling around the lanes by bike or car is starting to be accompanied by the crisp crackle of dropped leaves.

On the cliff tops one of the signs is Swallows, House and Sand Martins increasing in numbers and getting as much nutritious insect life on board as they can before setting off southwards for a warmer winter.

There were, it seemed, hundreds swooping around today at the cliff edges but, despite many frames and a fair amount of patience from my long suffering dog, I got one frame with the background I wanted. It has a grand total of three vaguely in focus birds in it.

There were loads of them, honest.

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