Peregrine falcon by Neil Aldridge
Guided bird walk in one London’s most famous parks
Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park in search of some of the amazing birds found there
The top of the park is one of the highest points in South London which means that it supports a number of birds which drop in during migration. Birds like the whitethroat, blackcap and chiffchaff arrive in April from as far away as Africa to breed in the scrub and woodland on the Crystal Palace Parade ridge
As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland. Local people once travelled specifically to Penge Common to hear nightingales, an African migrant songbird which is now lost to the local area.
Where: Crystal Palace rail station…
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