Facing Extinction

August 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm

RN2A1306During our recent travels around Inverness we came across a pair of Slavonian Grebe that were feeding a this years young. Such is the rarity of Slavonian Grebes today that the young in this weeks photo may be one of less than ten reared in Britain this year. Global warming is having a devastating effect on the Grebes and within the next ten years we may loose them as breeding birds. Even in Iceland, where they were once quite common, there are now only 150 breeding pairs left.
Whilst staying at the Grants Arms last week we were surprised to find that we had been upgraded to a room with a four-poster bed and a plaque which stated that in 1860 “Queen Victoria and Albert slept here” – photo in this weeks gallery! Click here