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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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Mr Burns fishing at Limehouse marina lock

By on May 30, 2016 in Grey Heron, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Mr Burns fishing at Limehouse marina lock

It has been some time since Mr Burns the Grey Heron has graced the pages of LW so it is high time we caught up with one of Wapping’s favourite birds.Our Wildlife Ranger Team (Rivers & Canal Branch) had often spotted Mr Burns sitting on the top of the Limehouse Basin lock gates. Just sitting. […]

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Mr Burns outwits Shadwell Basin crows

By on May 7, 2015 in Grey Heron, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Mr Burns outwits Shadwell Basin crows

Mr. Burns demonstrated why he is Mr. Burns this afternoon as he outwitted several crows. Amidst much screeching Mr. Burns was spotted flying low over Shadwell Basin closely pursued by three very annoyed crows.Mr. Burns took the sensible option – he hid.To be precise he hid underneath the steel landing stage at the Outdoor Activity […]

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Female kingfisher seen in Wapping – there are two!

By on December 27, 2014 in Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Female kingfisher seen in Wapping – there are two!

At 11.07 AM today a female kingfisher was spotted in addition to the existing male, Kevin. This is amazing news!It is not known if they are a breeding pair but let’s get those fingers crossed, look after them and see what happens. Spot the differenceFemale kingfishers have an orange marking underneath their beak / bill, […]

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Mr Burns the Grey Heron just plain showing off

By on September 27, 2014 in Grey Heron, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Mr Burns the Grey Heron just plain showing off

A tweet reminded our Wildlife Photography Team that they have quite a few decent photographs of Mr Burns, one of the three (yes, three) Grey Herons who can be seen in Wapping.So here are some pics of Mr Burns having a fly along the canal. Excuse the nasty watermark but some people do seem to […]

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