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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, July 07, 2009

The first sighting of the day was a House Martin over Cardonald Gardens, the first there (despite daily checks) for over a week. A brief trip over to Clydebank this afternoon was cheered up by a pair of Mute Swans with a single Cygnet plus singing Chiffchaff and Blackcap. The Chiffchaff was singing its normal song, but between phrases, there was a quieter, rasping "chiff-chaff" which I imagined might be coming from an immature "learning the ropes". I wonder......
Back home, two Yellowhammers were singing around Arkleston Farm (after a number of visits recently had drawn blanks) with a Skylark in good fettle behind the graveyard.

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