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Old Friday 11th May 2018, 07:51   #1
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Bearded seal - Shetland

One at Old Bressay slip, Lerwick this morning

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You can just about make it out on the handily positioned webcam (https://www.shetlandwebcams.com/taxi-rank/) that serves the lerwick taxi rank area overlooking the old Bressay boat pier. It still seems to be there on the slipway, with a dozen or so onlookers at one time, mainly looking away towards the moored boats.
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Rechecked all the beaches nw of kinlochbervie this afternoon. No sign of him. I plan to recheck sandwood beach in the morning; it's actually only a four mile walk each way, so not so bad. I might then try balnakiel. Good 4G on klbervie pier, looking across to where he was first seen here.
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Rechecked all the beaches nw of kinlochbervie this afternoon. No sign of him. I plan to recheck sandwood beach in the morning; it's actually only a four mile walk each way, so not so bad. I might then try balnakiel. Good 4G on klbervie pier, looking across to where he was first seen here.
wrong pinniped Steve, this is the Bearded seal thread!

Anyway good luck with Walrus - I was very close to getting in the car yesterday but the latest news seemed a bit flaky.

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Still present today, in moult so should be around a while.
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A quirky addendum to this sighting (or 'touching' you could say):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-45813791
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A quirky addendum to this sighting (or 'touching' you could say):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-45813791
Any relation to Bobby Tulloch?
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