Which direction should bird boxes face UK?

Unless there are trees or buildings which shade the box during the day, face the box between north and east, thus avoiding strong sunlight and the wettest winds. Make sure that the birds have a clear flight path to the nest without any clutter directly in front of the entrance.

Should bird boxes be in the sun?

Whichever direction you face a bird nesting box it will still attract chilly winds and rain, but you should do your best to keep it covered from the sun. Stop this ever happening by facing the bird box north or east, and anywhere in between.

What position should you put a bird box?

The recommended direction to face a nest box is between north and east, as this will provide natural protection from direct sunlight, wind and rain, creating a more suitable and safe environment for growing birds. The box can also be tilted marginally forward to allow any rain to run clear of the entrance.

Is it too late to put up a bird box?

There really is no ‘best’ time to put up nest boxes. However, any box erected before the end of February stands a good chance of being occupied if it is sited correctly. Even after February there is still a chance that they will be used; tits have been known to move in during April and house martins as late as July.

Do robins nest in boxes?

Robins do nest in bird boxes. Robins prefer an open fronted nesting box, situated in a location with natural cover. Robins will often make use of other types of nests we make available but from what I have seen, they like a nice wooden box the most.

Can you put two bird boxes together?

There’re circumstances when you can put bird boxes near each another, and that’s only if you’re attracting completely different species. If you’re to setup boxes near each other, we would recommend only doing so to attract different species, rather than encourage all birds to a one size fits all box.

Do bird boxes need to face a certain direction?

Which direction should a bird nesting box face? Bird nest boxes should ideally face between north and east. This will catch morning sunshine but avoid the heat of the midday sun. It will also keep them out of our prevailing wind and rain which usually comes from the west.

Where do robin nest boxes go UK?

PLACEMENT Robin nest boxes are best placed so that the entrance hole is facing north-east and is sheltered from the prevailing wind and rain. Avoid obvious sun traps, such as south-facing walls. The box should be placed within the cover of a climber or overhanging vegetation.

Where do you place a robin nesting box UK?

How do I attract birds to my new birdhouse?

Attracting Birds to Birdhouses

  1. Food: A variety of food sources, including bird feeders as well as natural foods, will ensure that nesting birds have plenty to feed their chicks.
  2. Water: All birds need fresh water for drinking and bathing, and a clean water source can make a yard even more attractive for nesting birds.

What Colour should a bird box be?

No one colour to paint a bird box as it can depend on your garden decor, but as a rule of thumb the colour shade must match the environment its setup in. What colour to paint a bird box would a match to the colour of its surroundings, so a bright green fence would see the bird box painted as so.

Do robins nest in nesting boxes?