Beward of novely design birdboxes which do not meet the needs of the birds.
Do NOT buy a nest box that has any sort of perch because –
- Birds need a safe, clear flight path into their nest box
- The exterior of a nest box is a dangerous place for birds. Perches on nest boxes encourage birds to rest outside the nest box and so make it easier for cats and weasels to catch birds.
Buy from a reputable source.
Novelty bird boxes may look nice, but the tried and tested bird boxes give a reliable nesting home to many birds.
Can I persuade you not to buy a novelty bird box?
Why not try this Basic Bird Box for £10.99 and know you are doing your bit for nature!
It is NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK next week to Pick up a Proper Nest Box