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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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A busy day meant that today's walk had to be delayed until 7pm. Conditions were far from ideal with light rain and failing light. However a House Martin over Moulin playing fields was a first for the year. Nearby, a Grey Wagtail was singing as it picked over some floating debris on the river. I have seen this behaviour once before - on the strand line in Troon. Both birds seemed completely engrossed in searching for food, but were still able to sing a really quite complex and sustained song.

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