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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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A damp day today, but some interesting connections brightened things up. Another quick walk around Murdieston Park turned up 4 Swifts and 8 Swallows hawking over the water in the rain, the Mute Swan family actually with 6 cygnets (not 5 as I thought yesterday), some begging juvenile Jackdaws (presumably just fledged) and a singing Willow Warbler.
Early evening, a short walk down to the Cart found the Whitethroat back singing from the usual Bramble patch (and clearly audible from the house). Late evening, a Song Thrush was doing what Song Thrushes do best.......

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