There is a shortage of natural nesting sites, which is thought to be one of the major factors behind the decline of some of our once most-common birds. By putting up nest boxes, such as this, which replicates a bird's natural nesting preferences, you can encourage them to breed near your home.
This particular nest box has an oval hole, which is generally preferred by House Sparrows and Redstart over traditional round-hole nest boxes. House Sparrows in particular will use the larger hole to perch whilst defending their nest against rivals and predators.
|Suitable Bird Type||Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Crested Tit, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart|