Scottish Rarity

July 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm

With less than thirty breeding pairs in Britain the Slavonian grebe is one of our rarest breeding birds. Last week, while walking on a public footpath around a reed-fringed Scottish lock, we could not believe our luck.Amongst the reeds were a pair of Slavonian grebes with two small young. They paid no attention to us and in the next few minutes we obtained all the photos in this weeks Gallery.
They fed their young on invertebrates and feathers, which help with digestion, as shown in the blog photo. It was an encounter we will never forget! For more photos in my gallery see my Facebook