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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Sunday, December 08, 2019


Saturday, December 07, 2019

A very wet, windy and dark day meant few birds on show. The local House Sparrows continue to huddle together in favoured Privet hedges (often the untended ones).

Friday, December 06, 2019

A Dipper was showing well on the Westquarter Burn near Falkirk today. Also notable were nineteen Pink-footed Geese on stubble near the Kelpies.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

All the local House Sparrows seemed to be huddled together in a single Privet hedge this morning. Birds in the garden were relatively few, no doubt due to the fierce winds and driving rain.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

A lone Grey Heron was at its usual station on the river in Paisley Town centre this lunchtime.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

An unusual (and unwelcome) occurence today was the presence of four Grey Squirrels (including one with a damaged tail) in my tiny back garden.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Bullfinch and Collared Dove were again the highlights of the birds visiting the garden.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Another frosty day with the temperture staying below zero all day. Nevertheless, two pairs of Collared Doves were singing and displaying, no doubt prompted by the spring-like sunshine.