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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, August 17, 2011

Walked home from Renfrew this evening, detouring via Arkleston Farm to check for Yellowhammers. None were present tonight, but 16 Goldfinches were feeding on thistles and more than 20 Swallows were gathering on overhead wires. Nearer home, a Bullfinch was calling near the old Rosshall Stables.
As an interesting postscrpt to my Kingfisher comment yesterday, the BTO have just revealed the latest Breeding Bird Suvey results which show that Kingfisher numbers declined by 39% between 2009 and 2010.

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