I have been asked how to build a blackbird nest box as Magpies are taking eggs and chicks. Here are some ways
- Tray or open fronted box with a floor area o 12 inches x 12 inches.
- An inverted cone made from roofing felt could be used. Cut into a circle 9 inches in diameter. Cut out and reject a V-shaped sector from centre to a 2in arc at periphery. Cut a 1 inch section from centre (to provide drainage). Now overlap open ends 3in and staple strongly. Resulting cone is approx 7 in in diamater with a depth of 2 inches.
- Or try a bundle of pea sticks arranged with a central cave
The Above Was Taken from Tony Soper – The Bird Table Book
Here is a link to the copy I have of the TONY SOPER THE BIRDTABLE BOOK
Here is a link to newer versions of TONY TOPER THE BIRDTABLE BOOK
If you don’t have time to make a nest box for a blackbird why not think about
BUYING A BLACKBIRD NEST BOX
Here are two links showing blackbird nest boxes
CJ Wild Bird Food – BLACKBIRD NEST BOX – TO BUY
Amazon – BLACKBIRD NEST BOX TO BUY
This is the question Anthony asked me –
I want to build a nestbox for blackbirds but i have a lot of magpies in my garden and i have seen them taking eggs and CHICKS . \\whats the best design please?