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Where To Put A Bird Box

We love receiving from our customers’ pictures and videos of their latest egg-related events that occur in their nest boxes for their birds. However, sometimes we receive messages from customers who are confused, not having chicks to check, their boxes are left empty which is the same as empty nest syndrome, but there’s not any nests built yet! A few birds will just come into the box to pick up branches away, while others go through it without a second thought, and some boxes contain only bits of snail poop sometimes, and a camera-shy bird will decide to construct a nest in front of the box! This is the perfect time to share some helpful suggestions. Have you got your bird feeder ready to go, but there’s not an animal in sight? Learn how to set up your nest box to have chirpy tweeters there within a matter of minutes.

Beware of the Sunny South

Do you let the sun shine in? This is not a good idea for nesters Do not put your bird boxes in a south-facing location. These areas make for most hot bird boxes because they are exposed to sunlight. Are you looking to attract smaller bird species? Place your nest box in a shaded area. Blue tit baby birds, for instance are capable of regulating their body temperature at high temperatures, up to 50 degrees Celsius, however research shows that this isn’t without cost that the effort required to stay cool can hinder their development. The majority of small birds that want to be confident and proud, would prefer a cooler climate. Don’t use the sun-drenched areas for your garden lounge chair and keep those areas of shade. Take out your compass and put your bird cage in the direction of east or north or in between. This way, your bird family will not just be protected from the sun, but also from rain and wind too.

How High?

If you decide to hang the bird cage on a wall, tree or on the outside or roof of your shed you must make sure that it’s at an altitude of between 1 and 5 meters from the ground. ..Ok but that alone will not get you far but it’s a start. Let’s examine the type of bird you’d like to keep in your backyard because different birds require different things:

The wrens, robins, and blackbirds prefer nest boxes that are 1.5 to 2 meters from the ground
Tits, starlings and spotted flycatchers most vocal when their nest boxes are between 2 and 4 metres in height.
Owls, kestrels, and woodpeckers are the most joyful whenever their cages are placed from 3 to 5 meters above the ground

Avoid A Cat-astrophe

All well and well, but what happens do you do if you’ve got a fierce feline in the area? In such a case, ensure that Mr. Mittens as well as other local predators aren’t able to get into the nest box and make sure it is hung at least 2 meters above the ground.

Trees, please

A majority of birds prefer their nest to be in the quiet of the bushes, trees, and other lovely plants. Particularly, the tiny blackbirds Wrens and robins love their bird feeders that are well-protected by trees – they have to be the birds’ hermits! It is less protected for sparrows and tits, starlings, and the spotted flycatchers. Beware, however Woodpeckers, kestrels and owls on the contrary side are more bold and prefer an open area.

A fluttery, fidgety foliage is a sign of failure

While it’s great to offer an inviting cover for birds who like this, ensure that your entrance isn’t blocked. It’s impossible to attract your feathered friends if you are unable to enter the door with ease.

Size is Everything

In terms of doors The dimensions of the entry hole plays a major role in a bird’s choice to build a nest in the nest or not. It is possible to categorize different feathered birds, each with a distinct preference for their particular hobbit-sized door:

Blue marsh Tits: 25mm
Great trees and tits 28 millimeters
House sparrowsand nuthatches, and woodpeckers: 32mm

The good news is that we have some useful new bird box protector plates that come with different sizes of entrance holes (choice between 25, 28 32mm, and 25 mm) available. You can select the size you prefer when you order the bird box, or you can buy the plates separately. Chick-chick-chick it out!

Do Not Disturb

Even for those happy without a nesting boxes cover vital to put the box away from anything that could cause a disturbance, like other nests (a nearby nesting companion could result in a heated argument) birdseeders, bird feeders or tables for bird baths. Bird babies aren’t to keen on all the noise outside, so make sure to ensure that the bird box is within a distance of at most 25 feet from all of it.

Bust That Rust

Don’t hang your bird feeder using nails that could cause corrosion and harm to the box and tree and make it unwieldy. Instead, you can attach your box onto the trunk of the tree or hang it on a branch using galvanized wire. Or hang the box on a wall utilize screws made of stainless steel or nails which won’t be rusty.

If your birdhouse is still empty of beautiful feathers, twigs and bird songs and eggs put some bird food in it. In terms of timing, some birds begin seeking out a location to make their nests in the fall or winter, but springtime isn’t too early to set up your bird cage. A lot of small birds will be in the market for housing until May or the month of June. You can play around with various locations. Avoid removing any old nest materials between September 1 to January 31 And generally, don’t get in the vicinity of the box much. Certain birds might be more selective than others, and these suggestions will help. Let us know if you tried any of them and what your results were. ..And you can’t look forward to receiving additional tweety photos and videos!