WoodStone nest boxes are manufactured from a combination of wood fibres and concrete, protecting the occupants from attacks by predators such as cats, woodpeckers, and squirrels. It also helps insulate the nest, giving a steadier internal temperature when compared to ordinary wooden boxes, ensuring that young birds have a greater chance of surviving the breeding season.
Three variants are available:
The oval shaped entrance makes it ideal for Tree Sparrows, House Sparrows, Nuthatches, Great Tits, Redstarts, and Blue Tits, with House Sparrows and Redstarts preferring them to traditional round-hole nest boxes. Bats are also likely to be attracted to the shape of the nest box and its entrance.
The round-holed versions are likely to find favour with breeding Blue Tits, Crested Tits Coal Tits, Great Tits, Nuthatches, Redstarts, Tree Sparrows, and Pied Flycatchers.