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Tips For Placing Your Bird Box Just Right

We love receiving from our customers’ photos and videos of the most egg-related events that occur in their nest boxes for birds. However, sometimes we receive messages from customers who are confused, that there aren’t any chicks to check, their boxes remain empty which is similar to empty nest syndrome but there’s not any nests built yet! A few birds will just come into the boxes to pick twigs , and others just fly right past it, while other boxes have a few pieces of snail poop or, at times, a camera-shy bird will decide to build a nest next to the box! This is the perfect time to share some helpful advice. Are you ready for your birdhouse to go, but there’s not seeing any birds? Find out how to put in your bird box to be able to get some tweeters there within a matter of minutes.

Beware of the Sunny South

Do you let the sun shine in? This is not a good idea for nesters Do not put your bird boxes in a position that faces south. These are the most sweltering bird boxes since they expose them to sunlight. Are you looking to attract smaller bird species? Place your nest box in a shaded spot. Blue tit baby birds, for instance are capable of regulating their body temperature at high temperatures, up to 50 degrees Celsius, however studies have shown that it has a price that the effort required to stay cool hinders their development. The majority of small birds that want to be confident and proud, would prefer a cooler climate. Don’t use the sun-drenched areas for your garden lounger and leave some shade to your bird feeders. Also, take out your compass and place your bird feeder either to the east or north or somewhere in between. This way, your bird family will not just be protected from the sun, but also from rain and wind as well. To keep out rain, it is also possible to move the box slightly to the side so that the tweeties do not end up with an unwelcome indoor pool!

Eggcellent Heights?

If you decide to hang the bird cage on a wall, tree or even the roof in a garden shed you must make sure that it’s at a height of between 1 and 5 metres off the ground. ..Ok this range isn’t enough however. Let’s take a look at the kind of bird you’d like to cultivate in your garden since different species require different things:

The wrens, robins, and blackbirds prefer nest boxes that are 1.5 to 2 metres away from the ground
Tits, starlings and spotted flycatchers are the most vocal when their nest boxes are about 2 to 4 metres tall.
Owls, kestrels, and woodpeckers make the most joyful noises as their nests are placed from 3 to 5 meters above the ground

Avoid A Cat-astrophe

It’s all very great, but what do you do if you’ve got a fierce animal lurking around? In such a case, make sure that Mr. Mittens as well as other local predators aren’t able to get into the nest box and make sure it is hung at least two metres over the ground.

Trees, please

A majority of birds prefer their nest to be hidden away in an area of peace among the bushes, trees, and other lovely plants. Particularly, the tiny blackbirds Wrens and robins love their bird boxes that are surrounded by trees – they have to be the birds’ hermits! The area isn’t as than the area of sparrows and tits, starlings, and flycatchers with spotted spots. Beware, however Woodpeckers, kestrels and owls on the contrary on the other hand, are larger and are more likely to prefer an open, spacious space.

The Fidgety Foliage of Failure

While it’s great to offer some warm shelter for birds who like this, make sure the doorway isn’t blocked. It’s impossible to attract your feathered friends if you are unable to enter the door without difficulty.

Size is Everything

In terms of doors The size of the entry hole plays a major role in a bird’s choice to build a nest at it or to not. It is possible to categorize different feathered birds, each one with a particular preference for their personal hobbit door size.

Blue marsh, coal, and blue Tits: 25mm
Great tree sparrows and tits 28 millimeters
Nuthatches, house sparrows, and woodpeckers: 32 millimeters

We are pleased to announce that we have some useful new bird box protector plates that come with different sizes of entrance holes (choice between 25, 28 32mm, and 25 mm) available. You can choose the size you prefer when purchasing the bird box or you can purchase the plates separately. Chick-chick-chick it out!

Do Not Disturb

Even for those happy without a nesting covers, it’s essential to hang the box at a safe distance from any turbulent events such as nests (a nearby nesting companion could provoke a row) and bird feeders, or even bird bath tables. Bird babies aren’t to keen on all the chaos outside, so be sure to ensure that the bird box is in a minimum of 25-foot distance from everything.

Bust That Rust

Don’t hang your bird feeder using nails that could cause corrosion and harm to the box and tree which can make it unstable. Instead, you can connect it to the tree’s trunk or hang the box from a branch using galvanised wire. Alternatively hang the box on the wall, make use of screws made of stainless steel that aren’t likely to be rusty.

If your birdhouse is still empty of beautiful feathers, twigs or birdsong and eggs put some food items for birds on top of it. In terms of timing, some birds begin searching for a spot to make their nests from the beginning of autumn or even winter, however springtime isn’t enough time to put up your bird cage. Small birds may be looking for homes all the way through May, or the month of June. You can play around with various locations. Avoid removing any old nest materials between September 1 to January 31 and don’t generally go in the vicinity of the box much. Certain birds might be more selective than others, but these suggestions will help. Please let us know if you experimented with any of them and what you found out. ..And you can’t be waiting to see new tweety pictures and videos!