If you haven't noticed already the birds are singing their courtship songs and gathering nesting material for their forthcoming brood. It's a time of year that I love as I watch our garden birds going about the busy procedure of establishing a territory, nest building and finally laying eggs and rearing this years offspring.
One way to get a front-row seat watching wild birds during the breeding season is to hang a suitable nest box in your garden - conveniently located so you can watch their activity. Seeing birds raising chicks in the box is a great way for people, young and old, to connect with nature. Fitting a nest box in your garden significantly helps birds, as potential nesting sites are becoming harder to find due to older building renovations, woodland habit and hedgerow loss, overly tidy gardens and predation.
We have a small selection of nest boxes currently available which offer good value for money, and nest box protection plates if you have predators such as squirrels and woodpeckers in the vicinity.
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