Large Blackbird Nesting Box, hand made in Dorset by Flyte so Fancy.
Blackbirds prefer a nest box with an open-fronted design like this one, as do Wrens, Spotted Fly Catchers, Song Thrush, Pied & Grey Wagtails and Robins.
Available in Natural Green or Chestnut Brown, the colours are unobtrusive and will match with most garden decor.
Our design incorporates an overhanging roof to protect against extremes of weather with drainage in the base to allow any moisture to escape. The roof is held in place with a screw, so just unscrew for more access when cleaning the nest box at the end of the season.
Handcrafted here in our Dorset workshop and made from the good quality, slow-grown, untreated Scandinavian Redwood. The 20mm (FSC certified) close-grain timber has excellent insulation properties to keep the birds warm in winter and cool in summer.
Each nest box is finished in a bird-safe micro-porous acrylic coating for long term preservation against fungal attack and rot.
- Material: 20mm Untreated Swedish Redwood from an FSC Certified supplier
- Colours: Chestnut Brown or Natural Green (animal safe nano-technology coating)
- Size overall: 31cm H x 20cm W x 19cm D
- Opening: 8cm H x 11cm W
- Fixings: Double-plated screws and solid brass hinges
- Weight: approx. 2kg
Siting of your Blackbird Nest Box: Blackbirds are one of our most common garden birds in the UK and its mellow song is very identifiable. They love gardens with trees and shrubs where they can feast on insects, worms and berries.
The breeding season lasts from early March to late July, and chicks are often found in a nest well into August.
Mount the nesting box 1.5m - 2m above the ground in a sheltered, shady spot preferably facing south east and protected from any prevailing weather. If too high they may not use it and if too low predators (cats) will easily access the chicks.
The nest box can be cleaned out between October, once the last brood has flown, and January as many birds start looking for a nest in Jan-Feb.
Standard delivery via courier is next working day to most mainland UK destinations for orders placed before 2pm (excl. weekends and bank holidays).