Thursday, 27 September 2018

Beluga Whale in the Thames ..... Plus White Stork in Kent

26th September 2018   Gravesend

Beluga Whale 

Unbelievable news of a Beluga Whale in the river Thames and viewable from Gravesend Kent on the 25th September left me with an anxious wait until the next day the 26th September as i was to busy on the the 25th.

News finally came through the Beluga Whale was still present on the 26th so i headed there and after a 2km walk had some really great views of this remarkable Beluga Whale.

Just about make out the blow hole.

The Beluga Whale just about to break water.

Typically very hard to get a decent photo (for me anyway) but i did manage some record shots , these incredible animals are normally seen in Greenland & Russian waters , so it's a few thousand miles of course , i really hope it finds it's way home safely.

Beluga Whale.

25th September 2018 : Knowlton Kent.

White Stork.

News of a White Stork in a field near Knowlton on the 25th September tempted me to go and have a look , it was quite distant but through the scope the views were pretty good.

White Stork.

It was unringed and the leg & bill colouration looked quite strong (normally faded in captive birds , in my experience anyway!?) the wing feathers did not look damaged , however it will alas go down in my note book as origin unknown.