A lost racing pigeon was airlifted to safety by helicopter after it crash landed on a North Sea oil rig.
The exhausted bird was found by workers on the Clyde platform, 100 miles offshore earlier this month.
The pigeon, named Pedro by workers on the rig, was flown by helicopter to Aberdeen a few days later and taken to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Alloa.
Animal rescue officer Kirsty McQuade said, “It was actually my boyfriend Kevin Mitchell who found Pedro. He crash landed on deck and Kevin managed to catch him and take him inside.
“Pedro appeared to be exhausted and extremely thin so Kevin contacted me for advice. I advised him on what to feed Pedro and he was kept safe in a box on board.
“It was fantastic that Pedro was able to ride in the helicopter with the crew who were coming back to the mainland and we would like to thank everyone for their assistance.
“Pedro is now in the care of our wildlife rescue centre where he is making a good recovery.”