This is a 'fit & forget' nest box is ideal if you need to accommodate swifts in hard-to-access sites.
- Offers occupants protection from predators
- Insulation from extremes of temperature
- Discrete - doesn’t compromise the building’s design
- Standard UK brick and block sizes
- Two nesting depressions
- Large space for the young to exercise
The Cambridge Swift Nest Box system comprises a nesting block built into a standard block or brick wall, and faced with either a red or buff brick entrance.
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: Woodstone box with brick face
DIMENSIONS OF BOX (MM): 440 x 215 x 250
DIMENSIONS OF BRICK (MM): 65 X 215 X 55
ENTRANCE: 65 x 29
COMBINED WEIGHT (KG): 12.6
SITING: The recommendation is that you should place a minimum of 1 block per new dwelling so on a 30-house development you would have 30 blocks on the site.
Swifts like to breed in colonies, therefore it is advisable to build in several building blocks together. The distance between the mounting and the blocks must then be at least 40 centimetres. No nesting material needs to be added.
Incorporate into the side of a building at 5 m or more, but not facing south. Preferably install the built-in block into the gable end on the north or east side of the building 3 courses down from the top. This gives an ideal height for the block.
Note that insulation is not necessary. We suggest using a DPC or waterproof sealant around the maxi block to avoid any possible water ingress.
Keep the flight path of the nesting box clear so do not allow trees or shrubs to grow in front of the wall.
MAINTENANCE: Swifts use little nest material and do not make dirty marks on the façade.
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