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Graeme And Steve The Seagulls Are Upping TFL's Twitter Game

Graeme And Steve The Seagulls Are Upping TFL's Twitter Game

Most Londoners follow the Transport for London Twitter page - if at all - to find out when the Central Line is down again.

But regular followers have noticed that hidden among the endless tweets about delays, collisions, and other traffic-based boredom, there's something a little more exciting going on.

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Seagulls - TfL
Seagulls - TfL

Two seagulls have quickly risen to viral fame after repeatedly landing in front of a traffic camera on Brunswick Road in Leyton, east London.

The TfL Twitter account rarely gets much attention or love, but the seagulls have been a big hit with users who love the birds now affectionately named Graeme and Steve.


The flying reporters have been a hit with everyone, and the TfL posted a video of one of the gulls earlier this week with the caption "due to popular demand, a quick update from our popular reporter just north of the Blackwall Tunnel."

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That tweet alone has been liked 18,000 times with the video watched 600,000 times, so the birds have really improved TfL's Twitter game.


The pair, who first appeared on Monday, have returned to the same spot several times now, seemingly loving all of the attention. Graeme and Steve are TfL's most beloved reporters, and a spokesperson for TfL has thanked them for all of their help and hard work.

He told the Daily Mail: "Our cameras usually give us a bird's eye view of traffic across London, but we'd like to thank our new colleagues Graeme and Steve for helping out at beak times." Ha, beak! Get it?


If you want to keep up on all of Graeme and Steve's adventures, you can follow TfL on Twitter or alternatively follow their own account. It's unclear whether or not the account is official or was just started by a hanger-on to their major fame, but updates as they come.

Featured Image Credit: TfL

Topics: Life

Marianne Eloise

Marianne writes about TV, film and internet culture for Nylon, VICE, The Guardian, Vulture, Time Out and more. She was previously a staff writer at Dazed.

 

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