Bird Nest Boxes
With many of our natural nest sites like large, old decaying trees disappearing from our gardens, we need to provide nest boxes as well as feeders and birdbaths. Further encouraging garden birds into our gardens and keep them healthy and happy. This shortage of natural nesting sites for birds has played a part in the decline of some of the UK’s most iconic species.
It is now easier than ever to provide functional and beautiful nesting opportunities for birds in our gardens and outdoor spaces. By putting up boxes in the autumn, you can give much-needed winter refuges for roosting birds. Which possibly increase the chance of them staying and nesting in the spring. This is an excellent practice to maintain as a well-designed nest box will only need cleaning once per year. Waiting until autumn to clean them ensures they are not occupied.
One of the key determinants in how likely birds are to occupy nest boxes is where you choose to locate them. Remember to place nest boxes away from feeders and baths. And never disturb the birds once they’re in the box; enjoy watching from afar.