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The Tale of the Very Small and Very Lost Wapping Wagtail

The Tale of the Very Small and Very Lost Wapping Wagtail

By on May 1, 2017 in Birds, Wildlife with 0 Comments

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!

#holewatch – Special Bat Planning Edition!

By on April 14, 2017 in King Henry's Wharves, Wildlife with 0 Comments

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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Parakeet parade in Wapping Gardens

Parakeet parade in Wapping Gardens

By on November 29, 2016 in Birds, Wildlife with 0 Comments

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

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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