This nest box is well suited to damp spots near rivers and streams and creates a perfect space for wagtails and dippers to nest, where natural cavities beneath bridges may be missing.
Why are nest boxes important?
Natural nest sites are being lost having devastating consequences for bird species. Birds are an essential component of functioning ecosystems and have a direct impact on human populations and millions of other species. It is therefore important to provide our feathered friends with a home.
MATERIAL: 100% Recycled LDPE Plastic
CONSTRUCTION: Panels fitted together using an integral tabbing system.
DIMENSIONS (MM): 200 x 200 x 350
WEIGHT (KG): 1.3
SPECIES: Wagtails and dippers
SITING: It has six mounting holes and can be equally well positioned on a vertical wall or the horizontal roof of a bridge. The nest box has been made taking into account the damp sites under bridges and near streams where this box will be placed.
Dippers and grey wagtails almost invariably build their nests by or over running water and frequently use man-made structures such as walls and bridges on which to nest and roost. Even when natural sites exist these birds have often been found to prefer bridges and on lowland rivers, bridges may provide the only suitable nest sites.
Whilst both grey wagtails and dippers use similar nest sites they don’t defend a territory against each other and have been recorded nesting within a few metres. So if both species are present it may be worthwhile putting up two boxes at opposite ends of the same bridge and if you are lucky they may both be occupied. It's best to position the box a few metres above the water level to reduce the risk of it being submerged during floods. The box is designed with an angled back to deflect the flow around the box and reduce the chance of it being damaged or swept away by rivers in spate. When mounting this box close to flood-prone rivers it should be positioned with the hole of the box facing downstream.
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