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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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

First bird of the day was a Collared Dove calling as it swooped over the driveway. I haven't seen any hereabouts all winter. 
Next stop was a wintry Mugdock Park. A Raven was near the Khyber Path and five Cormorants were grunting and snorting on the island in Mugdock Loch. Twelve Goosanders and five Goldeneye there were displaying and squabbling with eachother. The Snowdrops were putting on a fantastic display and four singing Chaffinches were my first of the year. Finally a Treecreeper was near the stables and a Nuthatch was singing near Gallows Pond. 
Back in Paisley, a Raven was perched on the very top of the abbey and a Pied Wagtail was near the entarnce to the town hall. 
Barshaw Park pond held another Pied Wagtail and a single drake Goosander (plus a dead fish).
Finally, two Pied wagtails arrived at the Silverburn roost as dusk fell. 
Heading north tomorrow...


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