Kestrel Nest Box

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Kestrel Nest Box
SKU 90329
  • 35 years experience in biodiversity
  • Ireland's Leading Wildlife Care Specialists
  • Supporting Wildlife Partners across Ireland and Europe

We're helping give half a million birds a home this autumn winter to shelter them from the cold. Can you help?

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.

Kestrels are one of our most widely distributed birds of prey and, thanks to their distinctive hovering flight, one of the easiest to identify, even from a distance. They don’t build a nest of their own, but will take over a crow’s nest or lay their eggs onto the surface of a suitable cavity or ledge such as in a hollow tree, a church spire or even industrial sites such as lighting gantries.

Our nest box design provides the birds with shelter for their eggs and young whilst still giving the adults a good view of the surrounding area. Site at least 5m high, ideally facing south east and with a clear flight path in. Line the box with wood chips or shredded bark to cushion the eggs, but avoid sawdust or soil that may clog the drainage holes.

Entry aperture opening: 42 x 27 cm

The nest box is made from durable, exterior grade plywood and is supplied with a mounting bracket (fastenings not included).

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