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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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spent the afternoon driving from Glasgow to Leeds, breaking the journey twice - at Lockerbie and Kirkby Lonsdale. At the first stop, a short walk around Lochmaben Castle produced at least three very noisy Nuthatches, ten Great Tits, numerous Redwings and Jackdaws, and a single Willow Tit. At Kirkby Lonsdale, a look over the side of the bridge sadly didn't produce any Mandarin Ducks. However good birds nearby included Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, Kestrel and Great spotted Woodpecker. Other birds seen on the journey included Buzzards at Newton Mearns and Carlisle, and Kestrels at Stonehouse and Nook.
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