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Standard Nest Boxes

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Original price £7.99
Current price £5.99
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These traditional nest boxes are the perfect addition to a garden looking to encourage nesting birds. Attractive and well constructed these nest boxes offer many years of service through all weathers. With a simple proven design that is often a firm favourite with many nesting birds and remarkable value for money means you can afford to provide for many feathered families all around your garden. 

The 32mm hole nest box includes a built in easy cleaning system that makes cleaning your nest boxes less of a chore and requires no tools. Simply twist the steel bar at the base of the nest box and pull open the front face of the nest box from the bottom giving you plenty of access to the interior of the box. On the back of the nest box is a stainless steel hanging hoop for a secure fixture to either a tree trunk, fence or wall. Made from FSC certified timber.

Available in both 32mm hole and open front version.

Nest Box Information

The location of a nest box is extremely important. Nest boxes should be sited facing between north and east ensuring that it is away from any direct sunlight during the peak temperatures of the day and sheltered from any adverse weather conditions. Placing them on a tree trunk is the perfect location as the tree offers a lot of protection from the weather and produces shade for the nest box. A holed nest box should be set up over 1m from the ground and have a clear flight path to the hole. Whilst an open nest box is best-placed 1.5m to 3m from the ground with plenty of foliage (ivy is perfect) surrounding it to help protect it from being discovered by predators such as large birds, squirrels or cats. 

Cleaning nest boxes is also important and should preferably be carried out between 1st September and 31st January. Ensure you place your nest box somewhere where it can be retrieved at the end of the breeding season. When cleaning simply remove any old nesting material then inspect your nest box to make sure is still in fine working condition for the upcoming year. Lastly but most importantly pour boiling water throughout the interior of the nest box to kill any infestation or lurking parasites, then leave to fully dry out before placing back up.

 32mm Hole Nest Box Open Front Nest Box
  • Blue Tits
  • Great Tits
  • Coal Tits
  • Marsh Tits
  • Willow Tits
  • House Sparrow*
  • Tree Sparrow*
  • Nuthatches
  • Redstarts
  • Pied Flycatchers
  • Robins
  • Wrens
  • Spotted Flycatchers
  • Pied Wagtails

* Ideally at least 3 nest boxes should be placed in close proximity of each other to attract sparrows to nest as they are often known to nest as a community.