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Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

By on April 12, 2016 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

It seems that only one of the nine eggs that the Wapping swans laid on their nest has hatched. Sad news that it is we should all consider ourselves lucky we have these lovely animals in our community and make sure we keep an eye out for them.Thanks to everyone who has not revealed the location […]

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Swan-tastic news for Wapping – again!

By on February 9, 2015 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Swan-tastic news for Wapping – again!

The Wapping Canal swans have six eggs on their nest! It seems only yesterday that the five cygnets from the last brood zoomed off, now the cycle begins again. Shh! It’s a secret!As ever our Wildlife Rangers (Cygnet Division) will not be revealing the location of the nest just to be on the safe side […]

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Swan rescued from John Orwell shows little interest in hockey

By on February 1, 2015 in News, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Swan rescued from John Orwell shows little interest in hockey

The Wapping swans have recently been helped out (again) by the the Swan Sanctuary, Shepperton and local residents.  A pair of swans (believed to have been those recently seen on Hermitage Basin) appeared on the canal path on the 21st of January and the resident pair of swans were none too happy. This resulted in the […]

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Wapping cygnets – then there were three

By on September 6, 2014 in Wildlife with 1 Comment
Wapping cygnets – then there were three

It seems that two of the Wapping cygnets have flown the nest. Our Wapping Cygnet Rangers report that yesterday morning only three of the cygnets were on the canal and this was the same today (Saturday). Two of the cygnets were with one adult on the canal itself, the other adult and one cygnet on […]

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Wapping cygnets flying higher and higher

By on September 3, 2014 in Photographs, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Wapping cygnets flying higher and higher

The Wapping cygnets are flying higher and higher along and above the canal. But some are still having slight problems judging distance.The photos below show a take-off run towards Vaughan Way bridge – and one of the cygnets overshooting Vaughan Way and landing just short of Hermitage Basin. Fortunately there were no vehicles passing at the […]

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