These nestboxes are manufactured from WoodStone (a mix of concrete and FSC certified wood fibres) and unlike some traditional wooden nest box, these boxes will not rot away or deteriorate. This robust material safeguards against attacks from predators such as woodpeckers, cats and squirrels, whilst also providing a well insulated interior with a more consistent internal temperature than an ordinary wooden box. This is especially important during the breeding season and ensures that young birds have a greater chance of survival. Nesting sites have become rare for cavity nesting birds due to changes in woodland management practices, so you can provide much-needed space for rearing chicks and birds that are roosting overwinter with these durable, long-lasting nest boxes.
The best height for your nest box is between 1.5-3m high, and it should be sited higher if your area has a particularly high cat population. These nest boxes have a removable front panel for easy cleaning. For more information, take a look at our blog The NHBS Guide: Where to hang and how to maintain your nest box.
Suitable for blue tits, tree sparrows, great tits, crested tits, coal tits and pied flycatchers.