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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.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Took a walk along the river to inspect the damage caused by recent wind and heavy rain. Riverside vegetation greatly reduced along many stretches. Plenty of birdlife on show including a Cormorant flying strongly upstream, a Kingfisher flying downstream and pausing on overhanging vegetation, a Grey Wagtail feeding among flood-damaged vegetation, 3 male and 3 female Mallards, some flighty Redwings and Mistle Thrushes, two Pied Wagtails and a big tit flock consisting of around 8 long tails and 4 Blue Tits. The other notable sighting was of 4 Grey Squirrels (3 together).

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