Peregrine Falcons find their home at St Botolph’s Church

09 May 2018

Boston’s Peregrine Falcons have made a home for themselves on the top of St Botolph’s Church following three years of nesting at the Boston Docks. We are delighted to announce that we now have 4 chicks which can be viewed on a screen set up in our Coffee Shop. The live stream shows the nesting site which is set up above the public viewing platform.
The nest tray was installed on the top walkway of St Botolph’s Church in November 2011 by local peregrine experts Bob Sheppard and Alan Ball.
The birds nested for the first time in 2013 and in 2014 they raised four chicks. The pair then left the Church for the next three years and nested on the Frontier Building on the nearby Boston Docks. This year they have returned to the Church and have laid in the nest tray. The nest is safely out of the way of any disturbance as the public don’t have access to the top walkway.

We welcome visitors to spend some time in our Coffee Shop relaxing in the surroundings of St Botolph’s Church whilst viewing the Peregrine and her chicks. The Coffee Shop is open 10am – 3:30pm Monday – Saturday. For more information please email admin@parishofboston.co.uk or call (01205) 310929.