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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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NS56F 
Pollock – Crookston - Priesthill - Nitshill
Waterways: Stretches of Brock Burn and Levern Water.
Target species: Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, (Mute Swan), Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Moorhen, (Coot), Redshank, Kingfisher, Dipper, Reed Bunting, Domestic Mallard.
Open / wooded areas: Patch of “farmland” behind Cowglen, Patch of woodland to west of M77, Haugh Hill, Crookston, Cleared housing estate at Priesthill and Parkland along Brock Burn and M77.
Target species: Woodcock, Common Gull, Great black-backed Gull, Collared Dove, Great spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Treecreeper, (Jay), Rook, (Raven), Chaffinch, (Brambling), Greenfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Bullfinch, Hooded Crow, Hybrid Hoodie.

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