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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 09, 2018

One of the highlights of today's walk from Renfrew to Loch Lomond was a sigting of three drake Mandarins feeding with Mallards at Balloch. Other notable sightings included regular sightings of Grey Heron, Cormorant and Moorhen plus plenty of Mallards and Tufted Ducks but no Kingfishers, Dippers or Grey Wagtails, Goldeneye at two points on the canal, at least two sizeable (10+) flocks of Siskins with smaller numbers at various other sites and twelve Bullfinches feeding together under a hedge on the edge of a Dumbarton park. Altogether the walk yielded 300 sightings for birdtrack, equating to 48 species.

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