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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.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

Swallows were already on the wing when we arrived at the Emanuel Hospice offices in the centre of Oradea. The first trip of the day was to the countryside south east of Oradea Airport. The road was lined with fields of ripe maize and sunflowers. Birds along the way included House Sparrow, a couple of grey shrikes, Feral Pigeons and Collared Doves. The remaining visits were downtown, with only Collared Doves for company.
A Sparrowhawk wickered, unseen, from the church grounds at 6:30pm. Later, an evening trip to a village north east of the city produced more collared doves and feral pigeons, singing Corn Bunting and (after dark) cicadas.


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