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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, November 12, 2019

A walk along the river from Cardonald to Shawlands this morning produced most of the "usual suspects" (much easier to see now that Himalayan Balsam has died back) including Mallard, Moorhen, Cormorant (one in the roosting tree beside Linthaugh Road), Little Grebe (two just east of there), Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher. The only missing species were Dipper and Goosander. Back home, birds on the garden feeders included a Chaffinh, two Goldfinches and three Bullfinches. 

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