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Anyone missing a peacock? Mr. Shouty ruffles feathers in the Isle of Dogs

By on July 20, 2017 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Anyone missing a peacock? Mr. Shouty ruffles feathers in the Isle of Dogs

A peacock’s plumage is a wonder of the animal world but few expect to find a peacock on their doorstep when they return home of an evening.

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Nine Egyptian Geese goslings in Shadwell Basin

By on July 9, 2017 in Birds, Egyptian Geese, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Nine Egyptian Geese goslings in Shadwell Basin

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 […]

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The Tale of the Very Small and Very Lost Wapping Wagtail

By on May 1, 2017 in Birds, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Tale of the Very Small and Very Lost Wapping Wagtail

Our Wildlife Rangers (Central Wapping Division) have been in action most of the morning dealing with a fledgling wagtail which flew the nest only to be rescued from the Turks Head Cafe.Wagtails (Genus Motacilla) are wonderful birds which gain their name from the way they, you guessed it, flick their tails up and down for balance […]

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#holewatch – Special Bat Planning Edition!

By on April 14, 2017 in King Henry's Wharves, Wildlife with 0 Comments
#holewatch – Special Bat Planning Edition!

There is nothing the Wapping Mole likes more than a bit of digging. Well, apart from a HUGE amount of digging. The reason Moley likes digging so much is that he never knows what he will find.This Bank Holiday Friday afternoon he spent some time digging away at the King Henry’s and Phoenix Wharves development […]

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Great Crested Grebes nesting on Shadwell Basin – photo story

Great Crested Grebes nesting on Shadwell Basin – photo story

A pair of Great Crested Grebes are nesting and mating on the south side of Shadwell Basin. Grebes are fantastic birds to watch but seem to be hopeless nest builders as our Wildlife Rangers have previous reported here and here. The main problem the Grebes have had is choosing to nest right next to the Coots nest […]

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