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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, April 14, 2018

A big birdwatching day started in the grounds of Old Scone where a single Hawfinch called from an exposed branch before two groups of seven birds flew over. Also in the area was a singing Nuthatch. Next stop was Loch of Kinnordy where four different raptor species were seen. Tree Sparrows there gave excellent views as did a single Red Squirrel. The East Neuk of Fife produced Corn Buntings at several sites including up to six in a village playing field. These birds were remarkably confiding with birds singing from the top of a small tree, from the ground and in a short, exaggerated song-flight. Alexander's was flowering all along the clifftop.

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