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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:42   #1
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Walrus Kinlochbervie

RBA has just said male Walrus Kinlochbervie. Presumably today? Anyone got any details?!
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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:50   #2
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I think this is how you copy a tweet link...
https://twitter.com/JohnMuirTrust/st...64205444411394
So today, but is it still there, and where exactly?
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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:51   #3
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No more details from me, but good luck if you go. I would go if closer to the weekend although it only seems to haul out for one (?) tide at any one location. Basically a twitching nightmare...

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 17:10   #4
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Cheers, but yes, I've been having nightmares since March

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:21   #5
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He left and was seen swimming about near loch clash early afternoon. No sign of him just now. Suspect he has gone to find somewhere quieter to relax!

gone already!

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:45   #6
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Many thanks Alan. Standing down again...
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 12:44   #7
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But said to be still there this morning!! More info sought please!
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:03   #8
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On Oldshoremore beach today, per Facebook
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:48   #9
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If you are going, updates welcome - I may head up there; good luck!

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Birdguides reporting no sign today? is it present or not?

Does anyone know either way

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 14:59   #11
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On Oldshoremore beach today, per Facebook
hmmm, is this true? Could be yesterday's news I think

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This is continuing to drive me nuts. We're on our way, but may abort....
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:28   #14
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Walrus still at Polin Beach, Highland, (NC191590) at 14:40 then swam out to sea. In recent days it has been nearby at Oldshoremore Beach (NC200586).

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:37   #15
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Just looking at other beaches on Google earth, perhaps Shegra Beach, then as a longer shot Sandlewood Bay would be worth checking. I see there is capewrathcharters.com on 01971 521359 if it is worth chartering a boat to search around the coast. Not sure how you get to some of these beaches otherwise, some are very remote.

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Just looking at other beaches on Google earth, perhaps Shegra Beach, then as a longer shot Sandlewood Bay would be worth checking. I see there is capewrathcharters.com on 01971 521359 if it is worth chartering a boat to search around the coast. Not sure how you get to some of these beaches otherwise, some are very remote.

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If it goes any further north into Cape Wrath then there is no vehicular access there so you are scuppered.

Its not being very co-operative.

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ABOUT SANDWOOD BAY:

Secluded beachbreak, open to most swell, reached by a 5-mile walk. Couple of small reefs, a rivermouth and much potential. Regarded as one of Britain’s finest beaches and the most remote beach...

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Absolutely fabulous area but not good for finding a needle in a haystack!!!
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hmmm, is this true? Could be yesterday's news I think

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I've just looked at the FB posting which was posted today and the photographer saying "Spotted on Oldshoremore beach today"

An hour later, poster replies "Sunbathing he has been around for a couple of days. Has left now hopefully he comes back"

Make of it what you can, and hope for Steve he does linger.
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I'm going up at the weekend...so any updates welcome...likewise I'll share any gen I get on my travels :)
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I've checked all wally's RBA reported haunts round kinlochbervie plus sandwood beach this morning and so far failed to find him. Possibly no-one else looking. Raining now not helping. Mostly poor signal round here.
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Thanks alot driving up tomorrow i think
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Old Friday 18th May 2018, 20:31   #23
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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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Cheers Steve...might be a few more about (including dog walkers et al at the weekend) I'm just packing the car now!
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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.
At least you can escape all this wedding nonsense. Fingers crossed he makes a landing locally tomorrow!
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