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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, December 26, 2012

A short walk around NS56V (Cathcart) produced 20 species but only 3 additions to the winter total for the tetrad: Mallard, Collared Dove and Jackdaw(!). Species such as Kingfisher, Goosander, Cormorant and Grey Heron stubbornly refused to give themselves up. However one that got away was a possible Nuthatch heard calling once, briefly in suitable habitat.
What was particularly notable about today was the number of species in song: Coal, Blue and Great Tits, Dunnock, Robin, Goldcrest, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove and Starling.

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