St Botolph’s Church in Boston is delighted to announce that this year there are peregrines nesting once again at the top of the church tower.

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 then again in 2014, and they raised four chicks (shown below). The pair then left the church for the next three years and nested on the Frontier Building at the nearby Boston Docks.

This year they have returned to the church and it is said that the eggs should hatch around the end of the first week of May. The nest is safely out of the way of any disturbance (the public do not have access to the top walkway), and a screen has been set up in the church coffee shop to to enable visitors to view live footage of the birds (shown below).

The coffee shop offers hot/cold drinks and a variety of hot/cold food (subject to availability), and is open from 10am until 3.30pm (Monday–Saturday).