Baumanns handmade Mini bird nesting box ideal for wild birds in the garden
Some birds nest inside holes in old or damaged trees. Where there are no natural holes they may use nestboxes, if natural food is available nearby.
Positioning your Nesting Box
Shade the box from the sun, especially if it is on a wall. The box should face north or east in order to face the entrance away from the worst of the wind and rain.
Tilt the box slightly forward to keep water away from the hole.
Nestboxes near bird tables are not a good idea. Birds trying to nest are disturbed by those that come to feed.
It is best not to feed birds during the nesting season – Natural food is better for them and their young.
For tits, the box must be no more than 30 metres away from trees where they can collect insects for their young.
Warning: Keep boxes away from places where cats can reach!