House Martins build nests constructed from mud under the eaves of buildings often in colonies averaging five nests. Unfortunately, changes to house construction and roof design mean that suitable nest sites have dramatically declined. Providing an artificial nest provides a great alternative and House Martins will readily use artificial nests and encourage other birds to nest nearby.
The specially designed Slide-Out House Martin Apex Nest is made from FSC certified plywood and woodstone. Each of the nest sections slide out of the plywood mounting board to allow for easy cleaning, or inspection of the nest contents by licensed surveyors. When in situ the nests are held securely in position with metal hooks.
It is preferable to mount the nest facing the east or northeast, preferably with several nests together as House Martins are colonial nesters. No nesting material needs to be added. The artificial nests are supplied with mounting material of two plugs and screws.
*Dimentions: 25cm x 17.5 cm x 16cm
*Inner Dimentions: 11cm x 6cm x 10cm
*Material: Woodstone® / Plywood
*Fixings supplied: yes