Many residents have reported the Egyptian Geese goslings in Shadwell Basin and so we sent our Wildlife Rangers down to east Wapping to see what was going on.
The Egyptian Geese are the Wapping Wildlife Rangers firm favourites due to their incredible plumage, cheeky character and that unique cry.
Our Rangers did not have much trouble in finding the new arrivals.
The parents had somehow managed to get all their offspring out of the water and onto the old dock just by Wapping Woods.
While Egyptian Geese are very good with humans they are pretty fierce with any other animals.
The Wildlife Rangers have been observing the Egyptian Geese for a good few years now but have never seen any goslings.
With a bit of luck the goslings will mean more Egyptian Geese in Wapping and Shadwell.
One problem all wild birds have in Wapping is a lack of suitable places to nest.
Some bird nests on the Basin have been deliberately destroyed, not out of idle vandalism but for more ‘commercial’ reasons.
LW and the Rangers would like to spend more time working on wildlife issues – especially nesting habitats – than all the political nonsense that goes on.
Maybe the new arrivals are a sign of a better future direction for LW?
Either way our Rangers all hope you enjoy the photographs and of course that you all keep an eye out for the Egyptian Geese goslings as they grow.
Any problems then you will probably have to take immediate direct action.
No-one messes with our Egyptian Geese!