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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, May 12, 2012

Another day, another Cuckoo. At least one and possibly three birds were present during a walk around Loch Thom and the Greenock Cut. The first gave great views as it flew across the hilside and perched, still calling, on telegraph wires, surrounded by six Meadow Pipits. Bird of the day, however, was Wheatear, with singles and pairs getting up from various points during the drive in and out. Also present were Canada Goose, Common Sandpiper and singing Skylark. A Blue Tit was feeding young in a nest box in Shielhill Glen and a pair of Canada Geese had three young at Mount Pisgah.

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