22nd August 2019
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Eggs hatch under Land Rover bonnet

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Eggs nestled under the bonnet of a Land Rover have hatched โ€“ and one busy mother has now got four hungry mouths to feed.

The new arrivals have been hotly anticipated by Tingwall couple Yvette Coupe and Cameron Dade, who were forced to put on hold plans to sell their four-by-four after they discovered a bird’s nest with a clutch of five eggs in the engine bay.

I’m really thrilled that the clutch has survived – YVETTE COUPE

Nests can be removed from car engines with a special licence. But the couple decided to leave the eggs be and use their other car instead.

Now, Ms Coupe says that four of the eggs have hatched. She believes the final remaining egg will be pushed out by the mum once she gives up on it.

“I’m really thrilled that the clutch has survived, it has been worth putting the Land Rover sale on hold for a few weeks,” she said.

“We’re really excited to watch them grow and progress and all going well they should fledge in about three weeks.”

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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