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Kingfisher spotted flying along Thames foreshore at Wapping

Kingfisher spotted flying along Thames foreshore at Wapping

By on September 18, 2016 in Kingfisher, News, Wildlife with 0 Comments

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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Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

By on July 6, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Kingfishers have been seen early in the morning at Shadwell Basin. It seems these amazing birds are best spotted at first light up until around six a.m.If you don’t know what first light is – we can’t help you.The Shadwell Basin anglers have spotted them very recently so they should still be around.It is not […]

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Kingfisher nesting bank built by Regents Canal Limehouse

Kingfisher nesting bank built by Regents Canal Limehouse

By on June 21, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Fans of Wapping’s Kevin the Kingfisher will be delighted to hear that a new nesting bank for Kingfishers has been built by the Regent’s Canal at Limehouse, only 50m north of Limehouse Marina.Our Wildlife Rangers saw this peculiar looking structure several times on their extended patrols into Limehouse and were baffled as to its purpose. First […]

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Kevin the Kingfisher returns to Wapping E1W

Kevin the Kingfisher returns to Wapping E1W

By on March 11, 2016 in Kingfisher

Great news this week as there have been several sighting of Kevin the Kingfisher doing his fishing and flying thing in Wapping canal opposite Tobacco Dock.Responding to reports we sent our entire Love Wapping Ornithology (West Wapping Branch) crew along but so far they have seen not a thing.  The photo below is from 2014.We […]

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Two kingfishers seen hunting on Shadwell Basin

Two kingfishers seen hunting on Shadwell Basin

By on April 6, 2015 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Kevin is back! And the Wapping Kingfisher has brought a friend. Two (yes – two!) kingfishers were seen at around 9 am this morning zooming around the water on a glorious morning on Shadwell Basin.In the (grainy) pic above you can see one of the kingfishers having a rest before flying off again.Lee of Shadwell Basin Fishing […]

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