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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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today started at a calm and sunny Kinneil. The tide was well out and the mudflats were studded with thousands of birds as far as the eye could see. Shelduck, Black tailed Godwit, Redshank and Teal were particularly evident. Plenty of Grey Herons were along the channels, but there were no Little Egrets on show. Land birds included Goldfinch, Reed Bunting and still a fair few Swallows. All too soon, work beckoned, so any remaining delights had to remain undiscovered.
Spent the morning working near Denny, then headed down to Greenock. The settled weather continued and the drive home saw the Cowal hills silhouetted against a golden autumn sky.

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