The swallows have fledged and will soon be heading south. Will we see the family back next year?
With shorter days and cooler nights autumn has arrived on Petersham Meadows. As the swallows prepare to leave a large flock of Canada Geese has arrived to take up its winter residence.
Canada Geese are present year round on the Thames and in nearby Richmond Park. In the cooler months they are a common sight grazing the meadows.