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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, March 25, 2017

A walk around Ardmore Point this morning found beautiful, calm seas and fair numbers of birds, highlights as follows:
At least 24 Slavonian Grebes, at least 36 Red-throated Diver, four Black Guillemots, twelve Great-crested Grebes, a single Long-tailed Duck and single male Tufted Ducks at two places (the first time I have seen this species here). Land birds included a singing Chiffchaff and two Ravens.
Back home, a Chiffchaff was singing outside the house for the second day. An evening walk along the river produced a Kingfisher and at least three Moorhens (including two courting). 

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