Carmelo’s Back!

Sheila Crosby and Carmelo the raven, by Olaf Filzinger
Me and Carmelo the raven, by Olaf Filzinger

I hadn’t seen Carmelo the raven for about a month, and I was starting to worry. I’ve seen lots of other ravens, but Carmelo’s easy to recognise by his ankle bracelet. He’s also much the friendliest (or maybe just the cheekiest) and I’m very fond of him.

So it was quite a relief when he turned up on the heliport yesterday to guzzle most of my elevenses.

Many thanks to Olaf Filzinger for taking the photos and letting me use them. And I recommend the gallery at his site for the Hofheim Observatory (I expect the rest of the site is good too, but my German isn’t good enough yet to read it.)

Sheila and Carmelo the raven, by Olaf Filzinger
Me and Carmelo the raven, by Olaf Filzinger

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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