A large, tall, Nest Box that is suitable for a range of larger wild birds like Woodpeckers, Starlings, Little Owls and Doves.
The Woodpecker & Starling Box has two perches and a large entry hole for the birds, it is designed with a deep nest to make the birds feel secure inside. The depth of the box also allows Woodpeckers to create a deep concave nest for brooding and you may like to add some soft matter to encourage them. The roof is hinged on two small brass hinges to give access for annual cleaning but screwed down to prevent predators.
Woodpeckers are losing a great deal of their natural habitat i.e. dead trees, so it is nice to be able to provide help for these amazing and colourful birds. Starlings may not be welcomed by everyone, but they also have seen a steep decline in numbers over recent years due to changes in habitat availability. However, they are important to the ecology of an area as they are a natural pest controller (they like oak leaf rollers and gypsy moths).
If positioned in the right place this box is also suitable for Little Owls who have a wide ranging habitat; also garden doves who, although seemingly plentiful, are finding a shrinking natural habitat.
Can be mounted in trees, on fences or buildings facing away from prevailing weather. Install at least 3m high where flight access is easy but away from a cat's reach. When cleaning, do ensure you eradicate any fleas as these can harm next seasons fledglings.
This Woodpecker-Starling Box is made here in our Dorset workshop and constructed from slow-grown, pressure treated, Scandinavian Redwood. The 20mm close-grain timber is FSC® Certified and has excellent insulation properties to keep the birds warm in winter and cool in summer.
Each nest box is finished in a nano-tech coating for long term preservation against fungal attack and rot. Perfectly bird-safe. Available in Natural Green or Chestnut Brown, the colours are unobtrusive and will match with natural garden foliage.
60cm tall overall x 30cm front to back overall. The nest box itself is 20cm front to back and 50cm tall. The landing perches are 10cm long with the entry hole being 70mm dia.