It is National Nest Box Week
Many species of birds come into gardens in winter to feed, but in some gardens they cannot stay and nest because there isn’t anywhere suitable for them to nest.
A good idea is to put up nest boxes. Modern houses are built without any of the nooks and crannies under the eaves in which birds nest.
Bird boxes come in all shapes and sizes to suit all shapes and sizes of birds.
The ‘ front door’ opening of nest boxes vary to attract different types of birds.
- Sparrows like a front door of about 32mm across
- Blue tits like a front door of about 25mm across
- When the whole upper half of the front of the nest box is open it can sttract robins and wrens.
It doesn’t matter if you are just casually interested in birds, putting up a nest box is a good idea. The sight and sound of young birds in your garden will always lift your spirits.
Last summer I watched two small fledgling sparrows sitting on a fence together. I made me realise that our actions can help birds!
The gardens in this country have an area much bigger than all our nature reserves put together so the ability for us to use our gardens as nesting sites for birds is enormous so go out and buy a nest box and help the next generation of our British Garden Birds.
Why not take a look at the nest boxes that Garden Bird Supplies have