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National Nest Box Week

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

National Nest Box Week

It is National Nest Box Week  from 14th to 21st  February so why not put up a nest box and help our feathered friends  – it also means you’ll be able to  enjoy seeing wild birds nest in your garden.

I’ve been reading about two types of nest box. 

Click on the headings and you’ll find more information about these two bird boxes.

CEDAR WOOD NEST BOXES  

Needs little maintenance and has good insulation properties.  This is the 26mm hole nestbox.

SCHWEGLER NEST BOXES

a Schwegler  woodcrets, 2-hole nest box.  The shape of the box make it possible for birds to nest out of the reach of predators.  The woodcrete keeps nesting birds warm as it has good insulation.

Why not click  on the links and decide which nest box is best.

Trisha