The Bird Box

Your bird box is for blue tits, great tits, house sparrows and if you have them in the area pied flycatchers, tree sparrows and nuthatch and coal tits. Wrens may also use them to spend the winter nights in. Put your nest box at least 3ft off the ground, starting at 5ft would be best. Try and get it out of direct sunlight if possible and facing between north and east. If you can’t do this, it’s still worth trying somewhere. No room in the garden? Is there a tree on your estate – why not put it up on that? Your box may not get used straight away, it might take a few years. Especially if your housing estate is still being built and there is a lot of disturbance. But the sooner you get it up, the more chance you have it’ll be used. Also the more wildlife friendly your garden and estate is, the greater your chances are.