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Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

By on July 16, 2016 in News, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

The Love Wapping Wildlife Rangers are, despite their job title, not very good at spotting wildlife and so their complete and abject failure to see a swarm of bees yesterday should come as no surprise to anyone.Many thanks to Wapping Sourdough who spotted the bees being very busy and told our Rangers.The swarm of bees […]

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The Killer Coots of Limehouse

By on July 6, 2016 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Killer Coots of Limehouse

The coots (Fulica atra) we see on the water in and around Wapping and the Thames are lovely, fluffy and ruthless killers.The series of photographs below show how a pair of coots attack another lone coot when it encroached on their territory at Limehouse Marina.All three coots were inside the lock entrance to marina and […]

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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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