I thought I would put some notes about nest boxes as they are important.
There seems to be less natural nesting sites and putting a nest box up is more important than ever to help our garden birds.
Early January (or any time in winter) is a good time to put a nest box up because a lot of birds choose their nest sites early and also use nest boxes as roosts.
In most cases it is best to use a simple wooden box with opening lid. If the Bird Box has a lid that opens it makes it easy when cleaning out after the nesting season.
In February it will be National Nest Box Week but you don’t have to wait until then to put up a nest box.
More information on Nest Boxes to follow