Swallow Nest
Swallow Nest

SKU: 9-0016-330/0

Price per Unit (piece): £14.13 + VAT

Key Features

  • Closely Resembles a Swallow Nest
  • Made using WoodcretePLUS™
  • Breathable material ensures a balanced temperature
  • Easy to clean and inspect
  • Vibration does not dislodge them
  • Swallows can occupy the nests as soon as they return from their winter quarters in Africa
  • Installation instructions included with each nest
  • Backed by 25 year Manufacturer guarantee
  • Backing board can be painted to match the building if required
  • Backing board is made from exterior grade chipboard to prevent warping

Code for Sustainable Homes Credits

This nesting box can contribute in gaining one Eco2 credit and four Eco4 credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes. Site and Eco Survey specific

Swallow Nest

Swallow Nest

It is increasingly difficult for Swallows and House Martins to find suitable nest-building material in our modern world. The mud they do find, if any, is often poor quality. In addition, the walls of buildings are nowadays often very smooth. As a result, nests tend to fall down, sometimes with the nestlings inside. In many places, the vibration caused by heavy vehicles shakes the nests loose.

Our Nests, made of wood-concrete with a 75% wood content, are far superior to natural nests and are a direct way to help Swallows.

A variety models is available for different locations and species. In many regions the entire swallow population depends on artificial nesting aids.

Swallows are popular birds and are regarded as the bringers of good luck. They feed on flying insects such as swarms of greenfly, crane flies, mosquitoes and houseflies. They prefer to hunt in the immediate vicinity of their nesting sites.

Material: Nesting bowl of wood-concrete and wooden panel of formaldehyde-free chipboard.

Height above ground: Distance between top of nest and ceiling at least 6 cm.

Site: Inside buildings of all kinds, porches, livestock sheds, barns, sewage works, etc. Always ensure unobstructed access through open windows and skylights. These nesting aids are installed singly. Although Barn Swallows are sociable birds, the nests should not be placed directly adjacent to one another but at intervals of approximately 1 m.

Period spent by the birds in Central Europe: Arrival at end of March through to April, departure end of July through to early October.

Breeding period: Eggs laid end of April though to mid-July. Regularly two broods annually, occasionally three.

Cleaning: Not absolutely necessary but recommended. Cleaning is simple due to the bowl-shaped nest.

Dimensions: Height: 11 cm, length: 25 cm and depth: 14 cm

Weight: ca. 0,9 kg

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