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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, September 03, 2013

There has been a gradual but distinct change in the seasons this week with cooler weather (although today was unusually mild) and evidence of wildlife on the move. Thirty Greylag Geese were flying up the Clyde as I drove down first thing. Back home, a single House Martin was high over the estate, giving its "Phrrrrt phrrrt" call. 
Later in the evening, around 30 Swallows were flitting around the telephone wires over Arkleston Farm. A Kestrel was perched on the wires and was mercilessly mobbed as it flew away.

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