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Flyte Treecreeper Nest Box


Flyte Treecreeper Nest Box, very well made of thick timber and built to last many years. Made in the UK by Flyte so Fancy. Pressure Treated Timber with a brown protective coating.
These lovely little birds are very hard to spot but are quite common in the UK. In fact you can often only see them through some slight movement along the bark of mature trees. They like to scoot up and down the bark looking for insects, spiders, earwigs, grubs and sometimes moths.

They nest normally in the spaces where bark has come away from the trunk fo the tree, hence why these nesting boxes are wedge-shaped, to replicate a natural nesting place for them. The side entry hole also encourages them to use the box as it replicates the bark spaces.

Install on a mature tree, on the trunk, to blend in with its surroundings. If you can mount it in amongst some ivy to give cover then this also will encourage them. This nest box has a brass hinged lid for seasonal cleaning.

Dimensions: 35cm long overall; 14.5cm wide; house section is 27cm high with max. extension to 13cm. The entry hole has a 45mm radius.

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The 20mm FSC approved close-grain, Scandinavian Redwood, timber has excellent insulation properties to keep the birds warm in winter and cool in summer. All screws are double-plated and the hinge is solid brass, so your bird nesting boxes will last you for many years to come.

Each nest box is finished in a nano-tech coating for long term preservation against fungal attack and rot. Perfectly bird-safe. Available in Chestnut Brown to blend with the tree trunk.

Very common throughout the UK and in all seasons, they are not endangered. They reside and breed here and do not range far from a small territory.

Treecreepers have a mottled brown upper body with light streaks and white underparts. Their mottled brown feathers help them to easily blend in with the bark of the trees they climb, so they are hard to spot, even though they are most active during the day.

Their long hooked beak helps them explore all the nooks and crannies amongst the bark that harbour insects and spiders as they work their way up the tree bark. Once they've reached the top of the trunk, they will often fly down to the base of another tree and repeat their upward climb.

They like trees in copses or mature gardens where insects are plentiful. They feed mainly on insects and grubs but in winter will eat berries. Their territory is normally limited to a trees within a few hundred metres as long as there is enough to feed on.

Approach them very quietly because as soon as they are disturbed, they freeze and are then very difficult to spot amongst the bark. They are just 12cm long with an 18 to 20cm wingspan and weigh about 8-12grams.

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