Wooden Sparrow Nest Box

£21.50
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Our Wooden Sparrow Nest Box has an entrance hole size of 32mm making it ideal for House sparrows. Other species of garden bird which might use the sparrow box include Great tit and Nuthatch. 

As House sparrows like to nest in small colonies, it really helps them if there’s a line of House sparrow nest boxes set quite close together. The nest boxes need to ideally be facing east or north east so they don’t get the full midday sun, as this will mean the young birds inside will get too hot which could kill them. Sparrow bird boxes should be positioned at least 2 metres from the ground, with a house wall or tall fence being suitable. Mature trees can also be used.

As an alternative to buying multiple sparrow nest boxes for a small colony, one or two house sparrow terrace nest boxes will do the same job.

Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

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

We now deliver to all of mainland UK 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.

 
House sparrow numbers have been in decline for many decades, with one of the reasons cited being a lack of suitable nest sites. This has partly come about because new houses, and older ones which are renovated, leave very few suitable openings for House sparrows to get into and build a nest. Therefore the obvious solution to the problem is to put up sparrow bird boxes, and since the species likes to nest in small colonies, then the more boxes the better.
A house sparrow nest box needs to have a minimum hole size of 32mm, as any smaller than this the bird will not be able to enter the box. If the hole size is much larger then, the more dominant Starling is likely to take the box.
Once House sparrows have finished breeding at the end of the summer, their nest boxes need to be cleaned out so they’re ready for the following season, plus the empty boxes are likely to be used for roosting by the same species during the cold winter nights.
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