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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, July 20, 2011

Walked to Cala Mandrago first thing, arriving well before the crowds. Best birds en route were a pair of Stone Curlews calling from a piece of waste ground. One was prowling around suspiciously but the other was preening quietly, both giving excellent views. In the nature reserve itself, best birds were a Hoopoe, a Kingfisher, several (invisible) Turtle Doves, more Stone Curlews, Coot, Spotted Flycatcher and Stonechat with young, and first one, then two more probable Wrynecks.

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