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A pair of peregrine falcons have returned to nest in Lewisham


A pair of peregrine falcons which have made their home on the roof of the old Citibank building in Molesworth Street have returned to roost.


The couple have become the proud parents of four chicks and nest site monitor John Chapman from the London Peregrine Partnership is keen to make people aware of what to do if they see a chick out of the nest.

He said: “People have a habit of moving them, we do not want that.

“We want people to ring us and we can come along and pick the bird up.

“There’s no reason for them to remove the bird from the area, nine times out of ten the parents know where it is.”

Mr Chapman added the best place to see the chicks and their parents would be in front of the police station.

Peregrine’s have also been spotted at the Greenwich Clocktower

Under UK law it is a criminal offence to intentionally or recklessly kill, injure or take a peregrine falcon.

If anyone spots a peregrine falcon chick out of the nest they should call John Chapman on 07894 030938.


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Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June -2pm

Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June


Meet outside Sydenham station (on the Station Approach side) at 2pm. The guided walk will go through Sydenham Wells Park and then go on to explore the Hillcrest Estate Woodland and the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill woods. We’ll see a lake and a nature reserve, both ends of a disused rail tunnel, birds, beasts and flowers and some beautiful woodland – parts of which are remnants of the Great North Wood which once covered much of the area.

The walk will last approx 2.5 hours, covers approx 3 miles and contains quite a few ups and downs. In other words, it will be great exercise! Hope to see you there…

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Evening Bird Walk Sydenham Hill Wood

Evening Bird Walk Sydenham Hill Wood

14th May 7-9pm

SHW 14.05.15 evening bird walk

The annual evening bird walk at Sydenham Hill Wood.

The walk will begin inside the Crescent Wood Road noticeboard at 19:00 finishing in the same place between 90 minutes to 2 hours later. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the conditions. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. This walk is free, donations are welcome. Booking is not necessary. In the event of thunder storms, high winds or prolonged heavy rain the walk will be postponed.

In recent weeks buzzards have been seen circling over the Wood and in the locale, with more activity from tawny owls, kestrels and an array of migrant warblers, resident woodpeckers and tuneful thrushes.


Daniel Greenwood

Conservation Project Officer, Sydenham Hill Wood

London Wildlife Trust – Protecting London’s wildlife for the future