29th September 2016
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Guess what’s in Adenia’s crow’s nest … a crow’s nest

A nesting crow has taken up residence on board a Shetland pelagic boat – in the crow’s nest.

The crew of the Adenia noticed twigs and rope at the top of the forward mast not long after they tied up at the new Holmsgarth North Jetty in Lerwick Harbour last month. The nest now has four eggs in it and the bird can be seen coming and going to tend to them.

Skipper George William Anderson said: “We first noticed some twigs up there and on the deck.

“Then we saw the crow going back and fore. It has been feeding on mussels because some shells have fallen from up on the mast.

“It’ll likely not be long before the eggs will hatch. Who says man and nature can’t get along?”

It’s not the Adenia crew’s first brush with wildlife. Last summer when she was berthed at Victoria Pier an otter came aboard via the gangplank and spent a few hours looking around before departing.

One comment

  1. David Spence

    lol Well, if their navigation, gps and any other system they use to know where they are goes down, they can always go back to the old viking ways, and use the crow to locate land. lol

    Reply

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