Excellent nestboxVery sturdy and well put together. Our blue tits clearly also think so - three of them were investigating the box within an hour of it being put up. We bought metal plates as well and have fitted them to one of the boxes at the moment, so we'll see how that goes as we have both squirrels and woodpeckers around. Given that this box is great value for money yet hopefully raises a reasonable amount for the RSPB (the whole point of the shop!), the extra £2.50 for the plate isn't a problem.
The opening side looks good for easy cleaning, you just need to read the bumph to know its there. By Andy, on 28 Jan 2017
Cleaning ChallengeBird box arrived, I fitted it with the top and bottom metal plates to a tree and a pair of tits nested. Great. I cannot now unscrew the screws to take the box down to clean it. It is stuck to the tree. Other bird boxes I have bought have a tear drop hole at the back which means I can mount and demount the box for cleaning easily. Thus I have no option but to 'destroy' the box in order to clean it. Or leave it in what is a good nesting spot and never clean it. Its SO easy to get these things right - and as a novice I went to RSPB thinking someone would have done the thinking for me. The fixings are entirely unsuitable for something that has to be removed annually. Not recommended and I check carefully for other boxes I have bought to ensure this method is not used. Disappointed.
RSPB Response: Thank you for your review. These boxes can be easily opened for cleaning, as per the instructions included. There are two screws at the base of one side of the box that simply need to be loosened, which allows the side panel to be completely pivoted open for cleaning. This can be done when the box is on the wall/tree or when taken down. This is more secure than other methods and still allows easy access. By Nicola Wadham, on 2 Apr 2016
Beautiful Nest BoxNest box arrived within 2 days and was already assembled I unpacked it and placed it on tree in garden,by the time it took me to get back indoors blue tits were taking e peek inside the nest box,so things look good for the coming nesting season. By David D, on 22 Feb 2015
RSPB Classic nestbox
- Product information
Simply styled, sturdily made FSC timber nest box. Like all our nest boxes, it's made with thick timber for insulation with a roof designed to prevent rain water running down the inside of the box. The 32 mm entrance hole, makes it suitable for many bird species.
Side opens for easy end-of-season cleaning. UK made.
Installing your nestbox
For secure and stable fixing, there are two hanging tabs attached to the back of the nestbox, one at the top and one at the bottom. These tabs make it quick and easy to securely fix it in place. Screws not supplied.
Which size nestbox hole for which bird?
25 mm - blue tit, coal tit, marsh tit
32 mm - great tit, tree sparrow, pied flycatcher, house sparrow, nuthatch, lesser spotted woodpecker. 32 mm entry holes can, if you wish, be reduced to 25 mm using a nestbox plate (R0110).
RSPB nest boxes are made with thick FSC timber and will survive for many years, even without the use of preservatives.
If you do want to protect your nestbox further, use a water-based preservative (preferably one that complies with standard EN71 part 3 as safe for children's toys). Such paint/preservative types are clearly marked on the container, and are available from DIY stores and hardware shops.
Preservatives should only be applied to the outside of the box. Apply in the winter, when there is a low likelihood of occupancy. This will allow time for any remaining volatile components to evaporate.
For more information about siting a nest box please see the Advice section of the main RSPB website.
Width 20 cm
Depth 16 cm
Height 22 cm
32 mm entry hole
- Delivery Returns
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RSPB Classic nestbox
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