Swallow Nest

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This Swallow Nest is designed to give nest-building Swallows a structure to add to, and typically they’ll plaster wet mud and plant fibres into the cup to create their own nest. The product is made from wood-concrete and set onto a sturdy wooden backboard to allow easy fixing to a wall in an outbuilding. The Swallow Nest should be sited inside a building such as a garage, carport or other outbuildings which allows constant and easy access for the birds.

As a result of a lack of nest sites, swallow populations have declined since the 1970s. Artificial nests placed in ideal locations, such as carports or outer buildings, will enable local swallow populations to breed successfully.

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.

Product Reviews
  • Susan Young

    100%

    We purchased one swallow nest, one house martin nest and one swift nest. I had to research the best positions for these purchases as there was scant information from the provider. You would sell more if there was some information about best places to site these relatively luxury purchases.

    09/05/2023
  • Joan Heath

    100%

    see above re martin next

    29/06/2020
 

Swallows have sadly been in decline for many decades, with populations across Europe seeing greatly reduced numbers since the 1970s. This decline can be attributed to a variety of factors, including reduced numbers of flying insects, which are the Swallow’s only food source. Additionally, climate change is thought to be a contributing factor to their decline, as it affects weather conditions during migration season.

However, a further reason is reduced nesting sites because of the loss of old farm buildings and modern architecture generally. So adding this artificial Swallow Nest to the inside of an accessible building which Swallows might otherwise not be able to find a suitable ledge to build a nest on, can help with the problem. 

Keeping a Swallow Nest on a high wall, such as in an open garage or carport, will encourage Swallows to build their nests there. The swallows may even decide to add mud and plant fibres, such as grass, to the wood-concrete cup.

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