A long-eared owl shocked crewFriday 28th October 2022
A long-eared owl shocked crew on board a fishing boat over 100 miles off the north coast of Scotland.
The bird was rescued by a crew member who spotted it being attacked by seagulls.
It suffered minor injuries but was cared for by the team on board Peterhead-registered Benarkle II for the rest of their trip.
It is believed the owl had been blown off its normal course before landing on the boat.
The Benarkle II crew said the poorly creature perked up a great deal after being “beefed up” with some chopped steak.