This nest box has been designed in association with BirdLife Netherlands to reduce predation by stone martens.
- Protected from the environment and any harsh weather
- Large nesting chamber so owls can exercise their wings
- Double baffle entrance to keep the chamber dark and protect against tawny owls
- Removable roof panel allowing access for cleaning and ringing
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: 18mm exterior grade plywood
DIMENSIONS (MM): 500 x 350 x 850
INTERNAL (MM): 330 x 280 x 490
WEIGHT (KG): 14
SPECIES: Little owl
SITING: Site between 3 and 5 metres high on an isolated tree or building in farmland, parks, golf courses, or other areas with a mix of grass and hedges or copses. Line the box with wood chips or shredded bark to cushion the eggs, but avoid sawdust or soil that may clog the drainage holes.
MAINTENANCE: Clean the nest box once a year, from September onwards. To do this, remove the pins from the nest box at the front and back, the roof can then be removed. Take this into account when siting the nesting box. During the cleaning, old nests and nesting material must be removed, then add a small amount of nest material. The reliability of the suspension must also be checked annually.
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