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Nest boxes

By Phil The RWB Shed

Friday, 6 November 2020

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November 2020: Now is the time to install your Nestboxes. Many birds will enter nestboxes during the autumn and winter, looking for a suitable place to roost or perhaps to feed. They often use the same boxes for nesting the following spring. Tits will not seriously investigate nesting sites until February or March.

The RWB Shed produce a variety of boxes to suit various species and can be purchased for £10.00 each.

Built to the RSPB approved size the nest boxes are suitable for the following species:

• 25 mm opening for coal tits, marsh tits and blue tits

• 28 mm opening for great tits and tree sparrows

• 32 mm opening for nuthatches and house sparrows

• With the top half of the front panel removed, the same type of box can attract robins, pied wagtails or wrens to nest.

Softwood boxes (such as pine) can be treated with water-based wood preservatives, such as Fenceguard or Sadolin: apply only to the outside of the box, and not around the entrance hole. Whatever you use, make sure the box dries and airs thoroughly before putting it up.

To purchase a box message us through Facebook at facebook.com/groups/rwbshed or email us at info@rwbshed.org.uk

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