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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, January 09, 2012

Working in Ayr today, the drive down taking place beneath a big, yellow Moon. Parked up at Rozelle (where the first Snowdrops are out) to do some paperwork in the car, and was treated to a Mistle Thrush greeting the daylight with a virtuoso singing performance. There was no sign of the usual Wood Duck on the pond there, but a report of one on the river at Greenan Shore (ayrshirebirding) may explain why.
Heading home late afternoon, a Kestrel dropped onto the roadside verge and three Buzzards were enjoying the last of the sunshine.

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