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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.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A quiet day weather-wise with dull, overcast conditions. Lots of waders along the Clyde (mostly Lapwings from what I could see) as well as Wigeon and a few Mute Swans. Saw one Buzzard perched on a fencepost near the Bishopton bend. Then at Langbank, saw a Buzzard-sized raptor being mobbed by a dozen corvids as it struggled to gain height. Along the river tonight were a Chaffinch feeding on Beech mast, a Great Tit "teachering" from a Willow and a Kingfisher zipping upstream just as dusk fell. Lots of conkers and acorns on the woodland floor now.

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