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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, December 24, 2012

Another attempt at atlassing - and another soaking as a result. Returned to NS56F, starting at the corner of Pollock Park to the west of the M77 and following the Brock Burn as far as Kennishad Road. Viewing conditions were again atrocious, and only Coal Tit, Redpoll and Rook were added to the tetrad total.


Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Had a go at one of the local atlas tetrads (NS56M Govan) this morning. Heavy rain and a driving wind made birdwatching well nigh impossible. However Goldeneye, Goldfinch and Common Gull were all added to the existing list. As before, much more work, in much better weather, is going to be required.

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