Woodstone® Salamanca Nest Box Oval
Constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres, WoodStone® nest boxes safeguard against attacks from predators including woodpeckers, cats and squirrels. The material insulates the nest which creates a more consistent internal temperature than an ordinary wooden box. This is especially important during the breeding season and ensures that young birds have a greater chance of survival. The oval hole will be used by House Sparrows, Redstarts, Tree Sparrows and Great Tits. The oval hole is preferred by House Sparrows and Redstart over traditional round-hole nest boxes and House Sparrows in particular will use the larger hole to perch whilst defending their nest against rivals and predators.
Hang the nest box with the supplied screw or nail. Face the box somewhere between northeast to southeast, ensuring it is not in the sun all day. No nesting material needs to be added.
Hang the nest box at a minimum height of 2 meters in the desired location (tree, fence, house).
The nest box can also be attached to a tree without a nail or screw by means of a Velcro. To do this, turn the suspension bracket 180 degrees at the rear.
Clean the nesting box once a year when the youngsters have flown out, for this you turn the two screw hooks at the front 180 degrees, the front of the nest box can then be removed. If a second brood follows, the nest box must be cleaned again in the late autumn. The reliability of the suspension must also be checked annually.
|Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||21 x 30.5 x 19|
|Inner Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||12 x 24 x 12|
|Weight (kg)||ca. 6|
|Wildlife (species)||House Sparrow, Redstart, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, Bonte Vliegenvanger, Great Tit, Blue Tit|
|Wildlife (general)||Sparrow, Redstart, Bats, Tits, Other Songbirds|