Kestrel Wooden Nest Box

£120.00
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The Kestrel Nest Box is made to order with FSC timber and felt roof and eco friendly preservative, and built based on BTO guidelines.

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This wooden Kestrel Nest Box has been designed specifically for Kestrels with a branch perch to allow both adult and young to sit alongside the nest box with good view in all directions.

What makes this nest box more suited to Kestrels than other birds?

The linear shape is designed to replicate the Kestrel’s favoured choice of nest site, as it prefers cliff or building ledges, old crows nests or to enter some sort of chamber (perhaps a hole in a large tree or opening in the roof of an old building) but not drop down to any great extent once inside – so hence the entrance to the nest box is almost at the same height as the chamber.

What time of year can I expect to find Kestrels or other birds nesting in this product?

The female kestrel will typically lay 3-6 eggs late April or early May, but this is very much weather and food dependant (insufficient food such as voles and mice means she won’t lay). As Kestrels don’t build their own nests, the time between selecting the nest box and laying can be relatively short.

Where’s the best place to position the Kestrel Nest Box? 

It needs to be at least 15 feet high and positioned on a tree trunk on the edge of woodland or in a hedgerow, or on a pole set securely into the ground in either of the two previous locations, or alternatively on a building wall (perhaps a barn or other farm building) which is secluded and private (like most raptors kestrels are shy of humans). Importantly, the nest box should face east, north east or south east. As the kestrel doesn’t bring nest materials to the box, adding a thin layer of wood chips is a good idea.

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Product Specification Approximately 33cm (H), 30cm (W) and 67cm (D). Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
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Approximately 33cm (H), 30cm (W) and 67cm (D). Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

This wooden Kestrel Nest Box has been designed specifically for Kestrels with a branch perch to allow both adult and young to sit alongside the nest box with good view in all directions.

What makes this nest box more suited to Kestrels than other birds?

The linear shape is designed to replicate the Kestrel’s favoured choice of nest site, as it prefers cliff or building ledges, old crows nests or to enter some sort of chamber (perhaps a hole in a large tree or opening in the roof of an old building) but not drop down to any great extent once inside – so hence the entrance to the nest box is almost at the same height as the chamber.

What time of year can I expect to find Kestrels or other birds nesting in this product?

The female kestrel will typically lay 3-6 eggs late April or early May, but this is very much weather and food dependant (insufficient food such as voles and mice means she won’t lay). As Kestrels don’t build their own nests, the time between selecting the nest box and laying can be relatively short.

Where’s the best place to position the Kestrel Nest Box? 

It needs to be at least 15 feet high and positioned on a tree trunk on the edge of woodland or in a hedgerow, or on a pole set securely into the ground in either of the two previous locations, or alternatively on a building wall (perhaps a barn or other farm building) which is secluded and private (like most raptors kestrels are shy of humans). Importantly, the nest box should face east, north east or south east. As the kestrel doesn’t bring nest materials to the box, adding a thin layer of wood chips is a good idea.

Approximately 33cm (H), 30cm (W) and 67cm (D). Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

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