My heavy duty nest boxes are approx. 12 inches high x 6 inches deep x 6 inches wide and made from 20mm thick solid pine for long life. They are the ideal gift for that special person who has everything.
They are perfect for blue, coal and marsh tits and conforms to RSPB specification as follows:
Responsibly sourced wood
Non-toxic water-based wood preservative
No paint on the inside of the hole
The hole to be at least 120 mm from the base to prevent chicks from falling out and access by cats scooping out chicks.
The wood to be rough on the inside below hole to assist chicks climbing out.
Detachable base for Autumn cleaning.
20 mm thick wood to keep nest warm in cool weather and cool in when it gets hot.
My wife won a very elaborate nest box in a raffle that just fell to bits after a year. This inspired me to make a box that would last many years so birds can get used to it as they return each year. The design is inspired by the beach huts at Southwold in Suffolk and are reminiscent of many childhood holidays. They are made from thick red pine that I have salvaged from the building industry and treated with water based Cuprinol wood stain and preserver for long life with varnished roofs and bases.
NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Telephone me to find out if this is available. 07508 709588
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Each year you need to take the nest box down, remove the bottom and clean out the interior. To extend the life of the nest box I recommend you re-coat the roof and base with a coat of varnish. If you paint the sides make sure nothing goes on the inside of the entrance holes as it can discourage the birds.