What is National Nest Box Week?
Although its still pretty cold and wintry, the birds are already thinking about finding the best places to make their nests ready for the breeding season!
NNBW was set up by the BTO to help encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife
Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired
Taking part in NNBW gives you the chance to contribute to bird conservation whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your nest box
Now is the time to check on your old nest boxes and make sure they have been cleaned out and any repairs made. You need your boxes to be as safe, warm and snuggly as possible.
Consider increasing the size of the roof overhang to help protect your nest box from cats and other predators that like to swipe at the entrance.
If you haven't got any nest boxes or need to replace or add more then now is the time to get this done.