Designed to be built into an external wall, this swift box can be faced with your choice of Smooth blue, Smooth Buff, or Smooth Red Ibstock brick.
- Designed with the needs of the swift in mind
- Colours: Smooth Red, buff, or blue
- Discrete nesting box for installation near eaves
- Ideal for new build and conservation work
- Fully frost resistant
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.
More on swifts:
Swifts come to the UK for just months each summer from Central and Southern Africa. Despite legal protection, their numbers are declining.
Since Roman times they have been at home in traditional man-made buildings. However, they find it increasingly difficult to find nest sites in modern or refurbished buildings due to the effective sealing of the eaves.
DIMENSIONS (MM): 327 x 140 x 140
DURABILITY: Frost resistant
WEIGHT (KG): 4.5
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 150 Years
COLOURS: Blue, Buff, Red
SITING: Site near the eaves. They should be fitted either on a side of the building that gets some shade during the day, or under an overhang or under the eaves, to give protection from heat, but not over windows or near to vents.
They should be sited at least 5 metres above ground, with clear adjacent airspace so the Swifts can access them in high-speed direct flight (they usually fly straight in and out).
Make sure that predators (cats, crows, magpies, squirrels, and rats) do not have easy access (e.g by climbing up creepers or flying in from close perches).
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Important Information About Backorders
At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.
Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.
When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181
We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.
If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.
If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.