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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, August 21, 2010

A late morning walk along the Clyde from Parklea was cut short by the burn below Finlaystone Estate (presumably it is passable at low tide but not today). Bird numbers and variety were also limited by the high tide. Strong winds and choppy seas also didn't help. However there were several Sandwich Terns feeding close inshore and a Greenshank [157] showed welll among a small Redshank roost. Other birds around included five Canada Geese and a couple of Red breasted Mergansers.
Earlier, a couple of House Martins were twittering around Oldhall, Paisley.
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