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. These open nest boxes will be used by Robins and Wrens (if well hidden), Spotted Flycatchers, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Song Thrushes and Blackbirds.
This product is comparable to the Schwegler Halbhöhle 2H. (Schwegler Half Caves 2H)
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.
If it is likely the box will be use by a Robin or Wren, place the nest box at a height of one meter in dense bush or ivy hang somewhat concealed. If placing in a forest area, hang the nest box at a minimum height of two meters, and if in an urban or industrial area, place the nesting box preferably under eaves, overhangs or carports.
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.