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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, April 26, 2014

Had an enjoyable walk between Dunblane and Doune this morning. The commonest birds along the way were Chaffinch and Willow Warbler. Birds on farmland included Yellowhammer, Swallow, Skylark, Pied Wagtail, Pheasant, Oystercatcher, Rook, Jackdaw and a single Whitethroat. Waterside birds were Grey Wagtail and Sand Martin, while the woods held Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Wren, Goldcrest, Robin and a single Chiffchaff. Best bird of the day was a single Red Kite riding the breeze with consummate ease.

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