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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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another bright, cold day. The day started with a Pied Wagtail and a Starling on a Pollock rooftop. A walk along the river produced two Goosanders on the south border of the park and two Goldcrests nearby. Back home, our RSPB garden watch only produced 5 species (Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock and Woodpigeon). However a dusk walk near Castle Semple Loch was better with two Dippers, a Greylag Goose, six Goldeneye, fields (appropriately) full of Fieldfares and flocks of Whooper Swan and Canada Goose.

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