Schwegler 1B Bird Box - Oval hole

Product code: 10152-Oval Hole

Schwegler 1B Bird Box - Oval hole

Product code: 10152-Oval Hole

£25.65 ex VAT

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Lead time may be up to 2-3 months. We recommend you pre-order online so that stock is reserved for you once it becomes available. Alternatively, you may be interested in 10367, 11294 .

This model has an oval hole designed to encourage Redstarts because more light enters the brood chamber. Other species that like to use the 32mm 1B nestbox will also use this one.

The 1B is a versatile nest box made from woodcrete, a special mixture of wood, concrete and clay which will not leak, rot or warp, and has excellent thermal insulating properties. The material is so strong and long-lasting that Shwegler offers a 25-year guarantee on their products.

 Schwegler boxes are thought to have the highest occupation rates of all nest boxes and are carefully designed to copy natural nest sites and provide a long term stable environment for rearing the young and winter roosting.

  • Low maintenance - just fit and forget
  • Highest occupancy rates
  • Ideal for most small hole-nesting birds
  • Easy-open mechanism for inspection and cleaning
  • Easy to hang from wall or tree
  • Supplied complete with an aluminum nail for safe tree fixing
In The Field

Choosing Nest Boxes

Gardens can be frustrating places for birds: they often provide plenty of feeding opportunities but nowhere to nest. Erecting nest boxes makes a positive contribution to bird conservation, and there’s a suitable nest box available for the majority of garden birds. Nest boxes have advanced enormously in recent years, and at Wildcare we pride ourselves on being able to provide top quality boxes for anything from Blue Tits to Tawny Owls.

Even a small garden can support several nest boxes. Ideally they should face east or south-east to be shielded from the hot afternoon sun. Blue Tits, Great Tits and House Sparrows like nest boxes with a 32mm entrance hole. To cater specifically for Blue Tits choose a 26mm hole. Tree Sparrows will adopt boxes hung in trees (32mm hole) and if you live in western Britain you might be able to attract Redstarts or Pied Flycatchers.

Robins like open-fronted boxes and are most likely to use them if they are tucked away in ivy against a fence or wall, with the entrance turned to one side. If you are lucky enough to have Spotted Flycatchers visiting your garden, an open-fronted box on the house (ideally among honeysuckle or climbing roses) is likely to be adopted.

Swallows and House Martins are catered for with specialist boxes that closely resemble their own mud nests, while Swifts have a variety of boxes specially designed for them. Not all species use boxes, of course. Thrushes and Blackbirds invariably make their own nests, as do Collared Doves and Woodpigeons, Goldcrests and Long-Tailed Tits.

Though the best time to put up boxes is in late winter and early spring, giving the birds plenty of time to get used to them before nesting begins, there’s no wrong time. Some species, such as House Martins and Spotted Flycatchers, will adopt a box within minutes of it being put up. Don’t forget, too, that many species use boxes for winter roosting: Wrens roosting in House Martin boxes are quite usual.


We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING on orders over £30 to the UK mainland (under 30kg), including service & repair items. For information on qualifying requirements for free shipping, please see our delivery page.

We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer. Schwegler products need to be ordered by 11am for next day delivery.

If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

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Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

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