Made from a wood fibres and concrete blend, WoodStone nest boxes will protect the occupants from attacks from their natural predators including woodpeckers, cats and squirrels. The box’s insulating properties ensure a consistent internal temperature when compared to standard wooden boxes, giving young birds a greater chance of surviving the breeding season.
Three variants are available in either green, grey or brown:
The nest box supplied with a ready-made 28mm hole will be used by Tree Sparrows, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, and Great Tits.
The nest box supplied with a ready-made 32mm hole will be used by Pied Flycatchers, Great Tits, House Sparrows, and Tree Sparrows.
The version supplied with a ready-made oval hole is well-suited to House Sparrows, Tree Sparrows, Redstarts, and Great Tits. The oval hole is preferred by House Sparrows and Redstarts over traditional round-hole nest boxes. House Sparrows will use the hole’s larger dimensions to perch on while defending their nest against rivals and predators.
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These nest boxes are specially designed to help park, woodland, and garden birds, including common birds such as Great Tits, Blue Tits, and Robins; declining red-listed species such as Starlings and House Sparrows; and for use as specialist boxes for species such as Woodpeckers and Treecreepers.
Many of the nest boxes in this range use a material called WoodStone®, which is a combination of concrete and FSC certified wood. Using WoodStone® means the nest boxes are attractive and durable while providing greater insulation than traditional wooden nest boxes.
This aids the stabilisation of the temperature inside the box, protecting it from external daily fluctuations; a clear advantage for nestlings, incubating birds, and birds that use nest boxes as winter roosting sites.
WoodStone® nest boxes are also breathable, preventing condensation issues while still protecting any occupants from rain and wind. Birds may be able to start nesting earlier in boxes made of this material, with more young fledging successfully. Their sturdy construction is also a deterrent to nest box predators such as woodpeckers and grey squirrels.