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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, February 28, 2010

Responded to a call from friends in Hillington to find a Collared Dove badly injured (presumably by a Sparrowhawk) and, in fact, breathing its last. The local Magpies and Crows had finished it off; a sad end to a lovely bird. Raptors were also prominent during a late afternoon walk along the river, with Buzzards at Leverndale and Hawkhead Woodland, and a Kestrel near Bull Wood. Also notable were three Roe Deer feeding out in the open at Hurlethill.

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