Get ready for spring with this Bird Bundle! This bundle provides everything you need to attract birds to your garden, including nest material, a depot to store the nesting material in, a choice of three FSC wooden nest boxes and a Field Studies Council Top 50 Garden Birds Identification Guide.
In our modern environments many bird species are struggling to find suitable nesting sites. As a result, a lot of species which have traditionally been abundant in our gardens are declining drastically in numbers. Installing a nest box (or several boxes) in your garden is one of the easiest and best ways that you can help these local bird populations. A bird box will provide a warm, sheltered environment with protection from most types of predators, helping to improve the chances of breeding success.
Our own range of wooden bird nest boxes have been custom designed and manufactured from substantial 2cm thick FSC-certified European Redwood. These simple, breathable wooden bird boxes have a sloping roof and four drainage holes and are ideal for providing crucial nesting spaces for the smaller garden birds.
The 25mm entrance hole is suitable for the smaller tit species such as blue and coal tits whilst the 32mm entrance hole will attract a wide range of garden birds including great tits, house sparrows and nuthatches. The Open-Fronted entrace hole is well suited for species such as robins and blackbirds. Nest boxes also provide vital roosting spaces for birds during the cold winter months and the thick walls of these nest boxes will ensure that roosting birds stay warm.
These boxes can be installed on a tree or wall and should be placed two to four metres above ground. There should be a clear flight path to the entrance hole and the boxes should be placed so that the entrance is not exposed to strong sunlight or winds. Nest boxes can be positioned under cover such as ivy, hedgerow aras or other climbing plants so that the nest entrance is secluded and hidden from predators.
The nest material depot is best positioned in a location which is protected from the rain, preferably in an easily observable position to maximise your enjoyment. To fill with nesting material, simply bend the 'spring' over to refill. This depot is re-usable and can be easily filled with a refill kit, which is made up of kapok and wadding.
By welcoming regular visitors to your garden, it provides the perfect opportunity to improve your identification skills. The FSC 'Top 50' Garden Bird Identification Guide is based on the relative abundance of species recorded in the UK by the BTO Garden BirdWatch Survey.
* Your choice of nest box: 25mm entrance hole; 32mm entrance hole; Open-Fronted entrance
* Nesting Material
* Nesting Material Depot
* Guide to the 'Top 50' Garden Birds
Dimensions of 25mm/32mm Bird Box:
* Width: 140mm
* Depth: 180mm
* Height: 260mm
* Height of backplate: 335mm
* Weight: 1.73kg
Dimensions of Open-Fronted Bird Box:
* Width: 138mm
* Depth: 205mm
* Height: 250mm
* Height of backplate: 325mm
* Weight: 1.48kg