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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A walk from home to the Woodlands area of Glasgow in damp and rainy conditions found many birds keeping quite quiet. However Wrens and Goldcrests seem to be singing more than of late and both Goldfinch and Long-tailed Tit continue to broadcast their presence almost wherever I go.
In South Cardonald, two pairs of Magpies were nest-building only 50 metres apart. Meanwhile, in Kelvingrove Park, around 40 Redwings were chattering in the treetops. This past week has seen a notable increase in my Redwing sightings, presumably signifying return passage. Four Goosanders were on the Kelvin near Gibson Street but Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher continue to elude me (are water levels too high?).

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