Large Wooden Nesting Box for Blackbirds, made in Dorset by Flyte so Fancy.
Blackbirds prefer a nest box with an open fronted design, as do Wrens, Spotted Fly Catchers, Song Thrushes, Pied & Grey Wagtails and Robins. The design gives a large oval entrance hole 4in wide x 3in high and incorporates drainage in the base to allow any moisture to escape. The roof is screwed to the frame but can easily be unscrewed for more access when cleaning the nest box at the end of the season.
Handcrafted here in our Dorset workshop and constructed from the best quality, slow-grown, joinery-grade, Scandinavian Redwood. The 20mm thick FSC close-grain timber has excellent insulation properties to keep the birds warm in winter and cool in summer.
Each nest box is finished in a bird-safe nano-tech coating for long term preservation against fungal attack and rot. Available in Natural Green finish to match with most garden decor. All screws are double-plated and hinges are solid brass, so your bird nesting box will last you for many years to come.
Overall (external) measurements:
Width: 20cm; Height: 31cm; Depth: 19cm (front to back); Opening is 11cm wide x 8cm high.
Siting of your Blackbird Nest Box
Blackbirds are one of our most common garden birds in the UK and its mellow song is very identifiable. They love gardens with trees and shrubs where they can feast on insects, worms and berries. The breeding season lasts from early March to late July, and chicks are often found in a nest well into August. Mount the nesting box 1.5m - 2m above the ground in a sheltered, shady spot preferably facing south east and protected from any prevailing weather. If too high they may not use it and if too low predators (cats) will easily access the chicks. The nest box can be cleaned out between October, once the last brood has flown, and January as many birds start looking for a nest in Jan-Feb.