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Robin Nest Box

This nest box for Robins has been built to an approved design and has been painted with an environmentally friendly paint.

Robins are traditionally friendly birds and will often appear to watch for worms when people are gardening.

However when they are nesting they are secretive, so the box should be hidden in foliage against a wall or fence about 1-2 metres above ground.

Boxes can be put up at any time of the year but it is good to let the birds become accustomed well before nesting season in Spring.

 Robin Box are €25 each

Tit Nest Box

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This nest box for Tits has been built to an approved design and has been finished with an environmentally friendly.

Boxes for Tits should be hung 2-4 metres up a tree or wall. Unless there is overhanging foliage to shade the box, It should face north or east to avoid strong sunlight and the wettest winds.

Boxes can be put up at any time of the year but it is good to allow time for the birds to become accustomed before the nesting season in Spring.

After use, remove the lid by the stainless steel screw which will not rust. Clean box thoroughly and remount it as the Tits may want to roost in the box in Winter.

Tit Box are €25 each

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Bat Nest Box

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This nest box for bats has been built to an approved design and has been painted with an environmentally friendly paint.

This nest box has been built using FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood

Bat boxes can be mounted on both buildings and trees. Try to position your box as high as possible in a sheltered sunny place. Ideally, boxes should be placed in different angles for different conditions.

 

Bats need time to find and explore new homes, and it may be a few years before boxes have residents. You have to be patient.

 

There are signs you should look out for such as droppings on the landing area, stains around the lower parts of the box and chittering noises from inside on warm afternoons and evenings are signs of occupation.

Bat Box are €45 each

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Sparrow Nest Box

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This nest box for sparrows has been built to an approved design and has been painted with an environmentally friendly paint.

This nest box has been built using FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood

The nest box should be placed high up on the side of a wall.

Our Sparrow Terrace has been designed to provide much-needed nesting places for our endangered House Sparrows. Sparrows like to nest together in groups,

The sparrow nest box will come as three boxes together. They look like our tit boxes but sparrows like to nest near each other.

These boxes have a layer of water-based stain so if you would like it plain please specify when ordering so.

Sparrow Box is €45 each

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Barn Owl Box

This nest box for barn owls has been built to an approved design and has been painted with an environmentally friendly paint.

This nest box has been built using FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood

A Barn Owl nest box should be put up at least 3 metres from the ground. The owl box has oversized holes to accommodate ropes for putting the nesting box up the tree and locating it.

Barn Owl boxes need to be cleaned out periodically after use, if this is no done owls may not return to nest in it again.

If this is left to build up over several years the volume of the box will be reduced and the young barn owls will be able to climb out of the box earlier than they should.

The barn owl nest box does not have a coating of water-based wood preservative stain. Unless you specifically ask for a coat of stain.

Barn Owl Box are from €110 each

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Swift Nest Box

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This nest box for swifts has been built to an approved design and has been painted with an environmentally friendly paint.

This nest box has been built using FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood

The nest box should be placed at least 5 metres up under the eaves. There should be enough space at the front to allow the birds to swoop in.

Swifts spend as little as three months breeding in the UK each summer before returning to Africa.

 

They have traditionally bred in the ins and outs of buildings but these sites are becoming scarce as increasingly in modern and renovated buildings, 

 

Swifts have been declining in Ireland and the UK by as much as a third in the past twenty years, one of the main reasons being the lack of nesting sites.

 

You can help these increasingly threatened birds by putting up our swift nest box to provide a safe comfortable nesting location.

Swift Box is €49 each

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