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Where do I put a wooden nesting bird box?

Nesting boxes can be a straightforward but effective method of providing the birds with a secure and cozy bird’s nesting area in your backyard. In this article we’ll go over all you must be aware of nest boxes for birds, which includes the right time to set them up and where they should be placed and what nest boxes you should purchase for certain birds.

When should I set my nest box in the first place?

If you set your wooden nesting box in place during the Autumn it is likely that the birds that live in your garden will make it an cosy nest in the winter months. In spring they’ll be back to make their home in the same box that they’ve called their home for the last couple of months. If you’re hoping for tits to come to your garden, such as the blue tit, they’re more likely to seek out nesting areas earlier in the year, usually in February or March.

Where should I place in the box that is nesting?

The location of the nest box will depend on the species of birds you’re trying to draw to your yard. For reference Here are some rules for nest boxes to follow:

Make the nest box a minimum of 2 and 4 meters high on the wall or tree to attract birds such as sparrows, tits and starlings.
Set it with a slight tilt to the left so that any rain go off.
Be sure to provide a clear path to fly for your bird friends. They’ll be less likely utilize the nest if the container is hard to access.
If you have a garden in your backyard, that you’ll only find one nesting pair, unless your nesting pair is house martins or tree sparrows which are often seen to nest together. If that’s the case, then having some nest boxes set up in your garden shouldn’t be a issue whatsoever.

What direction should a bird’s nesting box be facing?

It’s crucial to position your nest box in between North and East in order to create a natural habitat for birds. The South or West facing box for birds can attract too much intense sunshine during the day especially if there are no trees to shade with shade or cover it.

The most effective bird boxes for diverse species of birds.

There are generally two kinds of nesting boxes: the open front and the smaller holes next boxes.

Nest boxes with an open front

Birds such as robins, blackbirds as well as wrens, wagtails and wrens enjoy nest boxes that have doors open. A Robin-friendly nestbox is constructed of high-quality eco-friendly wood. it’s treated to ensure that the birds who live there will be able to use it for years to come.

Small-holed nest boxes

Nest boxes with holes that are small attract many birds such as blue tits, woodpeckers to (depending on the dimensions of hole). For birds with smaller sized nests we recommend our regular nest box or sparrow Parade nest boxes. For larger birds, have a an interest in our woodpecker nestbox that has a bigger hole.

Inviting birds to your yard

After you’ve got your new box, you’ll want draw your favorite birds to your backyard! We suggest high-quality bird food, such as our mixed flavor suet pellets which are enjoyed by many different species of birds. Suet pellets are an excellent non-mess bird food that can provide your garden birds with an extra boost.