This Schwegler 3SV Nest Box has an extended tunnel and a deep brood chamber, which means birds have greater protection from predators like Cats and Martens. The brood chamber is enlarged to 14cm, but the view into it is not obstructed, and the front panel can be removed for cleaning and checking the box.
A wide range of species may attracted, including Starlings (45mm diameter hole), Wrynecks (34mm diameter hole) and even small bats. Many other species including Tits, Redstarts, Flycatchers, Sparrows and Nuthatches will use the 34mm hole and the Oval entrance 3SV Nest Box; where there are no Starlings these species will also use the 45mm hole box.
Available with different hole sizes:
- Oval 32 x 45mm
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.
The nest box 3SV can be hung from a branch or against a tree trunk using the nail in aluminum and the handle supplied with the nestbox.
Nest boxes are suitable for the following species :
34 mm : especially for Wrynecks; also Coal, Blue, Marsh, Great and Crested Tit, Redstarts, Nuthatches, Collared and Pied Flycatcher, Tree and House Sparrow, Bats.
45 mm : especially Starlings, although the species mentioned above are also likely to use it. However, they will be ejected if starlings are in the vicinity.
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