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WALRUS !!!! - Orkney

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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 09:57   #1
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WALRUS !!!! - Orkney

One on the beach at Bridesness North Ronaldsay NOW !! Fangs and all !!
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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:37   #2
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One on the beach at Bridesness North Ronaldsay NOW !! Fangs and all !!
Now this is THE ultimate MEGA! Photos pleeeeeeeeeease!
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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:52   #3
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Not really up on my walrus'
I know they are usually concentrated around the arctic but how many previous records have there been if any in the uk?
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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 13:09   #5
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Tusks too!!!!!! Anyone going? I'm free Tuesday (based in Cambs)

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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 16:19   #6
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At the risk of sounding lazy, anyone worked out the logistics of a twitch? I need to be able to do it in a weekend - and preferably have some sleep - or it'll have to be a four week wait for me.
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Old Sunday 3rd March 2013, 16:52   #7
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Anyone know if it's still showing?
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When was the last one?! Do they have any history of staying a while? I seem to remember the Ringed Seal stayed for ages?! Or am I going mad?
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Very tempted to go and see this! Do wayward mammals normally hang around for long?
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Still present at 16:30 and will be looked for at dawn tomorrow.
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Looks a bit difficult to get there at this time of year. Easy enough to get to Kirkwall by ferry (early flights this week are already booked out), but ferry to North Ronaldsay is few and far between and flights maybe sold out?
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Would love to go 'Twitch' that beastie!!
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Not on its beach this am.

All beaches on North Ron being checked - as are the ones on Sth Ron . . .
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Not on its beach this am.

All beaches on North Ron being checked - as are the ones on Sth Ron . . .
Hopefully looking for a more accessible beach for a longer stay!
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Looks like he's turned up in NORWAY
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Looks like he's turned up in NORWAY
I was sure it'd be found again, but I rather hoped it'd be closer!
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At least it's going the right way (for its sake if not for us who want to see it!)
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Thought people might be interested in an update on the "Orkney" Walrus. It was first seen in the Faroe Islands on 27 February and as noted above it turned up in Norway after leaving North Ron and then turned up in Srvgsfjrur in the Faroe Islands on 21 March where it was fitted with a tracking device. It was then seen again on 11 June in the Faroes, but on 17 June it turned up in eastern Iceland at Reyarfjrur and appeared to have spent the summer gradually moving west along the Icelandic coast, being seen on 26 June, 24 July and finally on 16-17 August (when it was twitchable but muggins here was at Birdfair!) at the popular tourist spot Jkulsrln.

By this time the satellite tracker had fallen off but on 4 September it returned to the same beach at Srvgsfjrur in the Faroes where it was originally tagged and it was fitted with a new one. It was seen in various locations in the Faroes until 8 September but by 15 September it was back in Reyarfjrur in Iceland. I am now on high twitch alert. A map of its recent travels can be seen here http://www.ngs.fo/Default.aspx?ID=94...87&NewsID=5314 You can get a larger map my clicking on the last word in the text "hr"
The accuracy of the above is dependent on my ability to understand Faroese properly, which to Icelandic speakers is 75% easy peasy and 25% gobbledey gook.
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Great update Edward, thanks - do give us a heads up if you notice him heading strongly south-east again!

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Old Friday 20th September 2013, 14:39   #23
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Great update Edward, thanks - do give us a heads up if you notice him heading strongly south-east again!

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Will do. Given its apparent tendency to return to the same sites I'd be keeping my eye out in Orkney this winter.
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