Bird nesting boxes

These boxes are suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds.

 

The Standard box

This nesting box is suitable for House Sparrows and members of the Tit family. The single entrance hole allows the entire internal area to be available for nesting and roosting. The aperture size will vary according to the target species (see The Design) and box fronts can be removable (4 stainless steel screws) if required.

Blue Tits Nest Box Build

A sparrow terrace box is available; this has the same external dimensions as the standard box but has two entrance holes and two separate compartments – ideal for the sociable nature of house sparrows. The terrace box is also suitable for Redstarts, Black Redstarts and Wagtails.

 

Swift Box

The swift box has a cresent shaped hole to one side of the box, allowing swifts access but restricting use by starlings.

Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Swifts using nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire

This box has a rough internal floor to make it easier for the birds to move around; in the centre of the floor is a raised nest cup to assist the birds’ nest building.  The ideal internal depth of a swift box is 140 mm,  however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm).  Please specify requirements at the point of order.

Swift Box

Starling box

This is the same as the standard box but with a 48 mm entrance hole. Like the swift box the ideal internal depth is 140 mm,  however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm).  Please specify requirements at the point of order.

Starling bird box Stretcher bond brick fronted.

Starling bird box Stretcher bond brick fronted.

All boxes can be supplied with bricks fitted in stretcher bond (half bond) and quarter bond (Flemish, English, both standard and garden wall bonds). Boxes can also be supplied without bricks for fitting into render walls and incorporating into stonework. We add a stainless steel mesh to aid adhesion. All boxes have drainage holes and the fronts are retained with stainless steel screws.

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Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire
Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire
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