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The female blue tit finds it really difficult to get in through the25mm hole, anything up to half an hour of frantic attempts until she finally forces her way in, lands beak first headlong amongst the eggs disturbing them, and starts brooding again. All the wisdom is 25mm is fine for a blue tit, but maybe the females are a bit fatter when egg-laying?

Thanks for your review. The RSPB recommends hole size of 25 mm for blue tits. Blue tits will feel safer and more comfortable in a hole that is around 25 mm, as a hole that is a slight squeeze for them ensures that nothing larger can enter the nest.
Further information can be found http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/nestboxes/smallbirds/siting.aspx.

By Steve, on 6 Jun 2016
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great idea

fitted one last year and Biue tits used it successfully and reared a brood.
Very effective deterring bigger birds.And another bonus,the Blue tits never complained about any sharp edges !! By john d , on 1 Mar 2016
13 out of 15 people found the above review helpful

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Fits the purpose

Bought this to reduce the apex bird box entry down to blue tit size and to prevent predators enlarging the whole. With reference to previous reviews I would agree that the inner side of the hole is rough but wouldn't class it as sharp, I dragged my finger fairly firmly against this and did no damage so wouldn't expect any issue for a lightweight bird with feathers for protection. Will definitely buy more when purchasing more boxes. Only negative I would add would be that if you bought this as an after thought the price for posting would be a bit much, but fine if bought with the nest box. By Ian, on 2 Mar 2015
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Nestbox plate 25mm

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A protective 5 cm square stainless steel plate to protect the entrance hole to a nestbox. A nestbox plate will prevent larger birds and predators from enlarging the entrance hole to gain access.

You can also use the 25 mm plate to reduce the size of 32 mm nest box entrance holes, making them suitable for small birds such as blue tits.

Advice
Which size nestbox hole for which bird?
25 mm
Blue tit, coal tit, marsh tit
Specifications
Width 5 cm
Height 5 cm
Hole 25 mm
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