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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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today started beside the River Clyde with Glasgow basking in the sunshine and looking near it's best. Later, a walk around Balgray Reservoir produced good numbers of singing Willow Warblers, Sedge Warblers and Reed Buntings. Blue and Great Tits both had newly fledged young and a female Mallard had 8 ducklings. Slightly unusual birds for this heavily disturbed site included Coot (on the adjacent pond), Grey Heron and Pied Wagtail. Finally, a Lapwing was calling from the field where at least one was present a month ago.

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