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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 06, 2011

A walk up Cairn Table from Muirkirk was curtailed by heavy rain. However family parties of Meadow Pipit and Wheatear on the way up (a female and two fledglings of the latter together on fenceposts) were some compensation.Earlier in the afternoon, at least eight Song Thrushes and a similar number of Blackbirds were feeding on the Muirkirk Football Ground. I don't remember seeing such a concentration of Song Thrushes before, and can only conclude that at least one family party was involved.

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