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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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

An early morning walk along the Cart prior to work produced a single Long tailed Tit (they have been a lot less visible over the past few weeks), good numbers of singing Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps, two Mistle Thrushes feeding on the big lawn in Rosshall Park and a possible Whitethroat tuning up in Hawkhead Park. At the other end of the day, a male Blackcap joined two Great Tits and a Blue Tit bathing in the Silver Glade pond. The Blackcap was hopping excitedly around the edges, possibly attracted by the tadpoles. Two Collared Doves and three Feral Pigeons were also notable visitors.

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