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Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

By on July 6, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

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

By on June 21, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Kingfisher nesting bank built by Regents Canal Limehouse

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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Limehouse cygnets enjoying a porridge oats breakfast

By on June 7, 2016 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Limehouse cygnets enjoying a porridge oats breakfast

While the Wapping swans have only managed to breed one cygnet this year the Limehouse swans have four cygnets. We sent our Wildlife Documentary Team over to Limehouse to prove that there is wildlife in other parts of the East End apart from Wapping E1W.Parents keeping a very careful guard over their latest brood. Swans love porridge […]

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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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Cute coot chick catastrophe averted by LW Rangers

By on May 14, 2016 in Photographs, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Cute coot chick catastrophe averted by LW Rangers

Drama on Limehouse Basin Marina today as our entire team of LW Wildlife Rangers (Marine Division) were deployed to build a floating coot nest and save two new born coot chicks from drowning.Although coot (Fulica atra) chicks can swim as soon as they are born they cannot jump. In this case our Rangers were informed that the […]

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