A Little Bird Co.
Forest Nestbox for Birds
Introducing the Forest Nestbox for Birds – a haven of sustainability for our feathered friends. Crafted with FSC certified timber, this nest box caters to blue tits, great tits, and robins, offering them a cosy sanctuary to raise their young.
This bird box features a versatile design. With the stainless steel entrance protector in place, it will make the perfect nest box for blue tits in breeding season. With the stainless steel plate removed the entrance will be large enough to accommodate great tits, and with the wooden front plate removed altogether you might be lucky enough to find a robin nest inside.
Why add a nest box to the garden?
Your Forest Nestbox for Birds serves as a vital refuge for birds, providing a safe space to build nests and raise their young away from predators and the elements. As you set up a nest box in your garden, you're not only offering a helping hand to our avian companions but also creating an opportunity to witness the fascinating journey of bird families. Observing their intricate nest-building processes, the nurturing of eggs, and the fledgling's first flights is the most heartwarming experience, especially knowing you’re contributing to conservation first hand.
Where should I place a nest box and how do I look after it?
Placing your Forest Nest Box for Birds strategically in your garden will make sure your visiting birds feel comfortable and safe. Chose a quiet, secluded spot away from human traffic and potential disturbances.
Mount the nest box at a height that's difficult for predators to access – around 1-3m off the ground is ideal. Facing the entrance away from prevailing winds and angling the front downwards slightly will shield the box from harsh weather. While some dappled sunlight is beneficial, avoid direct sunlight to prevent overheating.
Ensure the box remains stable by attaching it securely to a tree or post. Regularly cleaning your Forest Nestbox for Birds between seasons helps maintain a healthy environment for future inhabitants. In the UK, it's recommended to clean out nest boxes between September 1st and January 31st, outside of the breeding season. This period ensures that you're not disturbing active nests, eggs, or chicks, as interfering with them during the breeding season is against the law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
The best time to add a nest box to your garden is between autumn and early spring. This timing ensures that the nest box is in place before the breeding season starts for many bird species. By providing a nest box ahead of time, you offer potential residents ample opportunity to explore and claim the box as their nesting site. However, it's important to note that different bird species have varying breeding schedules, so having a nest box available throughout the year can accommodate a wider range of birds seeking shelter and nesting sites. Take care not to disturb the birds when they start to use your nest box!
Suitable for blue tits, coal tits, marsh tits and wrens (with the stainless steel entrance protector)
Suitable for great tits and sparrows (with the stainless steel entrance protector removed)
Suitable for robins and wagtails (with the front facing removed)
Beautiful garden feature
24.5 x 24.7 x 15.5 cm
Forest Nestbox for Birds
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