0000045783 00000 n Every sale supports the work of your local Wildlife Trust, With temperatures dropping, feeding your garden birds becomes critical to their survival, It's never the wrong time to think about putting up nest boxes, but if you want to attract Robins, they have a particular set of rules as to where they nest. 0000039015 00000 n 0000023695 00000 n 0000051759 00000 n 0000053113 00000 n 0000044654 00000 n Starlings Starlings nest in holes in trees and building cavities, so will readily take a nest box. The two garden birds most likely to take up a nest box are Blue Tits and Great Tits. 0000055602 00000 n This bluebird box is our favorite and a go to for most bluebird box applications. 0000045110 00000 n Certainly, these birds are capable of doing all the important work themselves, but by monitoring you will be treated to a very interesting and amazing process. a climbing plant on a wall so it is not obvious to predators. 0000043977 00000 n As a result, there are fewer temperature fluctuations in the … 0000004641 00000 n trailer <<9F72226C9EAF4DA4807D025ACF35564E>]/Prev 463056>> startxref 0 %%EOF 114 0 obj <>stream 0000054183 00000 n 0000044468 00000 n Offers many bluebird nesting box options including the ultimate bluebird box (pictured on left) which has a cleaning door on one side and a viewing window on the other. This is because individual species of birds like to use a hole which is just large enough for them to get into – which is also a good defence strategy as larger predators then can’t enter the box. 0000060581 00000 n 0000011809 00000 n Swallows need a relatively flat area to nest – e.g. Family owned and operated this company produces unique and functional products that are really eye catching. 0000045599 00000 n The best time of year to clean nest boxes out is early autumn, with the old nest being discarded and any other materials brushing out. Modern houses and renovated buildings exclude swifts, therefore, putting up a Swift Nest Box is an easy way to replicate these nesting places. 0000009917 00000 n 0000360186 00000 n 0000045032 00000 n And this can be witnessed by keeping an eye on the nest box entrance at dusk, when all of a sudden a Blue Tit, Great Tit or even a few Wrens (who despite their strong territorial instincts often roost together) may disappear through the hole and hunker down inside for the night. 0000002883 00000 n This bluebird box is our favorite and a go to for most bluebird box applications. Blue/Coal/Marsh/Great Tit and Tree Sparrow, House/Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, Pied Flycatcher and Nuthatch. 0000013515 00000 n a timber beam – and in an open building such a garage, large shed, porch or stable. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. 0000010740 00000 n 0000021592 00000 n For birds which use a box with a hole at the front, the most important thing is the size of the hole. So a wall or fence which is covered in ivy or other vegetation is ideal. "How to Attract Wild Birds to Your Garden". woodlink. 0000045228 00000 n 0000038839 00000 n So never put a nest box in a south-facing position. 0000008059 00000 n 0000058427 00000 n 0000059955 00000 n By using one of our Nest Box and Camera kits, you can watch all the stages of use from the birds first arriving, to the adults incubating the eggs, the young hatching, the young being fed by the adults, and finally the young leaving the box for the first time. 0000002786 00000 n 0000050373 00000 n We typically carry these two styles of martin house made by Nature House. 0000052804 00000 n 0000006147 00000 n 0000053874 00000 n 0000059505 00000 n 0000023764 00000 n After that and if it hasn’t been, then moving it to a different site is the way to go. If it’s an open-fronted box, then this must be tucked well into foliage – e.g. ... A great box for those of you who like to monitor the nest. Next, ensure the height of the nest box is at least 1.5 metres above the ground. If you have the right sort of property, both Swallows and House Martins can be attracted to nest. 0000003644 00000 n 0000006505 00000 n 0000044061 00000 n 0000056308 00000 n 0000050995 00000 n 0000056651 00000 n Wrens Simple, quality construction with a downward folding front door make it super easy to clean and monitor. 0000007282 00000 n 0000059877 00000 n Placing bird food and bird feeders near your nesting box will help attract birds to your nesting box. 0000043940 00000 n Sometimes a new nest box will not be taken up in the first season, so if that happens then leave it for at least a year and hopefully it will be taken the following breeding season. 0000012945 00000 n Nest box for the Grey Shrike-thrush Distribution of the Grey Shrike-thrush Shapes needed (based on 15mm thick timber) • Top: rectangle 230mm x 400mm • Sides: 2 x rectangles 300mm x 250mm • Front and Back: 2 x rectangles 230mm x 250mm • Base: rectangle 200mm x 300mm Special Notes Ensure the box is well hidden in a dark place that As always we are always happy to special order if there is something you are looking for that we do not stock. 0000058798 00000 n 0000416671 00000 n We have a full range of Nest Boxes for all the species described above, plus larger boxes for owls. 0000038892 00000 n Here is some info on the different materials to use, or not to use when making your nest box.