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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.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Walked past Bingham's Pond first thing. There are now two Mute Swans there (a pair?) plus six domestic ducks. Two Mallards were head-bobbing, and singing birds included Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Goldcrest (at least two singing loudly from conifers on Great Western Road) .
Back in Paisley, 8 Rooks were attending 5 complete nests (and one part-built) in a single tree along McFarlane Street. Later, notable birds during a walk through Crookston were 6 Redwings and a Collared Dove (rare lately).

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