14th February 2015

Have you enough Bird Boxes up? Apologies for no posts lately- my cold has become sinusitis, but I’ll do a quick post today on the fact that it is National Bird Nest Box Week! Not exactly a catchy title but really worth thinking about. This is a great time of year to clean out and repair existing nest boxes or put up some new ones, in your garden or a community space. They are pretty easy to build, and the BTO or RSPB sites, among others, will give you plans for all sorts- whether for Tits, Sparrows, Robins,or bigger birds like Owls. They are also increasingly easy to buy, along with instructions about the best places to erect them. If you put them up soon, birds will have time to stake them out for the breeding season. 

Sian's bird box is an example of a pre-made one that holds a fantastic camera, for viewing or taking photos and videos through computer or tv.

Sian’s bird box is an example of a pre-made one that holds a fantastic camera, for viewing or taking photos and videos through computer or tv.

This is one I built years ago to house a cheap but effective camera .

This is one I built years ago to house a cheap but effective camera .

Here's a really cheap, simple design to make, without room for a camera.

Here’s a really cheap, simple design to make, without room for a camera.

Simple ones like this, with an open window, can be used by Wrens, Robins etc.

Simple ones like this, with an open window, can be used by Wrens, Robins etc.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s