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David Hatton Tuesday 25th September 2018 10:42

Beluga Whale Seen in the Thames
 
According to pagers still present 11.31 !

lewis20126 Tuesday 25th September 2018 10:49

which way is it heading?

dantheman Tuesday 25th September 2018 11:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by lewis20126 (Post 3767880)
which way is it heading?

https://twitter.com/iPterodroma/stat...35018863890433

Feeding apparently, not really going anywhere atm?

rockfowl Tuesday 25th September 2018 12:56

Still present and feeding - https://twitter.com/iPterodroma/stat...68591360765952

SlowLowFlyingTurkey Tuesday 25th September 2018 14:31

Beluga Whale Seen in the Thames
 
Near Gravesend, Kent:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-45642590

lewis20126 Tuesday 25th September 2018 15:44

Still to 4.45pm but on essex side
Cheers, a

Steve Babbs Tuesday 25th September 2018 18:57

Pinched from a friend's twitter feed: Still on the River Thames at 18.40. Viewed from TQ674756, west of Coalhouse Fort, Essex. Apparently about 400m out on near low tide.

Captain_of_Crunch Wednesday 26th September 2018 09:18

Still there this morning apparently.

Steve Babbs Wednesday 26th September 2018 16:41

There at the moment according to the BBC.

Paul Chapman Wednesday 26th September 2018 17:22

It showed pretty constantly when I was there 4.00pm to 5.00pm - mainly surfacing 3-4 times in succession between lengthier spells underwater maybe 200 metres offshore by the last barge after walking maybe 20 mins east from the Ship & Loster pub in Gravesend (at the end of Mark Lane).

All the best

Jos Stratford Wednesday 26th September 2018 18:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Chapman (Post 3768586)
- mainly surfacing 3-4 times in succession between lengthier spells underwater maybe 200 metres offshore by the last barge after walking maybe 20 mins east from the Ship & Loster pub

If this beluga did a 20 minute walk, I'm pretty impressed :t:

Paul Chapman Wednesday 26th September 2018 19:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jos Stratford (Post 3768601)
If this beluga did a 20 minute walk, I'm pretty impressed :t:

I thought that it was atypical behaviour. :king:

dantheman Wednesday 26th September 2018 20:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Chapman (Post 3768586)
- mainly surfacing 3-4 times in succession between lengthier spells underwater maybe 200 metres offshore by the last barge after walking maybe 20 mins east from the Ship & Loster pub

Also an interesting atypical question to ask down the pub - anyone loster beluga?

JTweedie Wednesday 26th September 2018 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jos Stratford (Post 3768601)
If this beluga did a 20 minute walk, I'm pretty impressed :t:

It was in the pub picking up some scampi fries.

Ficedula Thursday 27th September 2018 06:44

Any news yet today?

JWN Andrewes Thursday 27th September 2018 09:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ficedula (Post 3768803)
Any news yet today?

Still present per RBA

Ficedula Thursday 27th September 2018 09:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by JWN Andrewes (Post 3768829)
Still present per RBA

But people on Twitter say not present?


not sure what to believe at moment.

Captain_of_Crunch Thursday 27th September 2018 09:29

Per Birdguides: No sign of Beluga all morning - earlier report was a Porpoise.

JWN Andrewes Thursday 27th September 2018 09:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_of_Crunch (Post 3768838)
Per Birdguides: No sign of Beluga all morning - earlier report was a Porpoise.

Oops, soz!

Farnboro John Thursday 27th September 2018 10:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_of_Crunch (Post 3768838)
Per Birdguides: No sign of Beluga all morning - earlier report was a Porpoise.

Mistake or on Porpoise?

Coat on and running....

John

Captain_of_Crunch Thursday 27th September 2018 10:37

Report now on BirdGuides saying Beluga again at 1045 off Denton Wharf, a little upstream from previous reports.

andyadcock Thursday 27th September 2018 11:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Farnboro John (Post 3768856)
Mistake or on Porpoise?

Coat on and running....

John

The funny thing is that some of the helicopter footage on the BBC, seemed to be another, blackish animal but no one picked it up?

Ficedula Thursday 27th September 2018 14:28

Gen very confusing today, even on site many people didn't know if it had been seen today. But it is here, just seen it.

Nutcracker Thursday 27th September 2018 14:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by andyadcock (Post 3768876)
The funny thing is that some of the helicopter footage on the BBC, seemed to be another, blackish animal but no one picked it up?

Don't blame it for doing a runner if some **** from the Beeb has been hovering a 'copter over it :storm:

Bubbs Thursday 27th September 2018 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockfowl (Post 3767931)

How do observers know if the Beluga is feeding successfully?


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