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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, March 29, 2019

Another day working in Paisley with the Ravens for company. Again, the birds seemed to be active only at the beginning and end of the day (or maybe those are the main times when I have time to look). Certainly long periods seem to pass with neither bird in the air. The female is presumably on the nest and the male either perched somewhere (he can be remarkably difficult to find among the stonework at the top of the spire) or away hunting. I am still of the opinion that he is different from the male of previous seasons. He seems a lot less assertive in his interactions with mobbing birds (principally other corvids and gulls) and he seems to select much less prominent perches.

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