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Parakeet parade in Wapping Gardens

By on November 29, 2016 in Birds, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Parakeet parade in Wapping Gardens

Very cold nights usually lead to lovely bright and clear mornings, perfect for our Wildlife Rangers to indulge in one of their favourite occupations, photographing parakeets. Our Rangers are so keen that they almost got up early this morning but they overslept so they didn’t.If Kevin the Kingfisher was gracing Wapping Canal with its presence […]

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Kingfisher spotted flying along Thames foreshore at Wapping

By on September 18, 2016 in Kingfisher, News, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Kingfisher spotted flying along Thames foreshore at Wapping

At last! After a long Kingfisher drought in Wapping one of the spectacular little birds was seen flying along the Thames foreshore at around 8am this morning.As ever our Wildlife Rangers (South Wapping Division) were out on patrol bright and early (well, early) and their dedication was rewarded. A solitary crowOur Rangers attention had been caught […]

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Mr Burns gets his (Tesco) sprats

By on August 13, 2016 in Grey Heron, Photographs with 0 Comments
Mr Burns gets his (Tesco) sprats

The entire Love Wapping management and editorial team wish to apologise for this week’s excess of heavy duty electoral corruption stories and make amends by bringing you some photographs of one of our Wapping Wildlife favourites – Mr Burns!Mr Burns is one, possibly all, of our local Wapping grey herons who can usually be seen […]

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Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

By on July 16, 2016 in News, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

The Love Wapping Wildlife Rangers are, despite their job title, not very good at spotting wildlife and so their complete and abject failure to see a swarm of bees yesterday should come as no surprise to anyone.Many thanks to Wapping Sourdough who spotted the bees being very busy and told our Rangers.The swarm of bees […]

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The Killer Coots of Limehouse

By on July 6, 2016 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Killer Coots of Limehouse

The coots (Fulica atra) we see on the water in and around Wapping and the Thames are lovely, fluffy and ruthless killers.The series of photographs below show how a pair of coots attack another lone coot when it encroached on their territory at Limehouse Marina.All three coots were inside the lock entrance to marina and […]

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