RSPB Sparrow terrace nest box

R407816
£ 29.99
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Product information

Provides three separate nest boxes in one FSC ® certified timber terrace, each with its own 32mm entrance hole. Beautifully made in the UK.

RSPB nest boxes provide a safe and snug place for birds to roost and nest. Unlike cheaper alternatives, our bird houses are made from sustainable FSC certified timber and have excellent insulation properties. This makes them warm in winter and cool in summer. RSPB nest boxes are carefully designed with correct dimensions and ventilation, without perches for intruders to grip onto and threaten the occupants.



Type of bird
  • House sparrow

Features
Measures 48 x 23 x 17cm

RSPB
R407816

Advice

Which size nestbox hole for which bird?
25mm - blue tit, coal tit, marsh tit
32mm - great tit, tree sparrow, pied flycatcher, house sparrow, nuthatch, lesser spotted woodpecker. 32mm entry holes can, if you wish, be reduced to 25mm using a nest box plate (R0110).

RSPB nest boxes are made with thick FSC ® certified timber and will survive for many years, even without the use of preservatives.
If you do want to protect your nest box 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.
Fittings/fixtures are not supplied with this nest box.

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Age: 55 - 64

14/Sep/2020
Great quality
Bought 2 of these boxes to replace old nests after building work. Hopefully the sparrows approve. I was very impressed with the quality, the wood is very thick and nicely finished. Just unscrew the top screws to let the front drop down for cleaning (if needed). There were cheaper boxes around, and more expensive, this was the best for us, highly recommend.
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Age: 45 - 54

18/May/2020
Basic
We ordered two of these. They are well sanded on the outside. You will need to drill holes in the bottom to allow moisture to drain. If you live on the coast you will also need to replace all the screws for marine grade screw. You might also want to preserve the outside so that it lasts longer as the house is made of pine. The most upsetting part was that when someone, where it was made, was drilling in screws, they sheared off the top of the screw and left the screw inside. They knew they did it and left it. That was very naughty and it means I now need to fill it and screw two more holes. Not a big deal but very bad on the worker’s part. Overall all, nice boxes but they do need a bit of finishing.
RSPB response
Thank you. These should contain sufficient drainage holes for each compartment and all of our boxes are designed to last for years without treatment. We are sorry to hear about the damaged screw and we will flag this with our supplier.
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Age: 35 - 44

02/Apr/2020
Excellent
I received my box today and am really pleased with it. This is a good quality, well-made box that I imagine will last for many years. I have sited it high up under the eaves and have my fingers crossed it becomes someone’s residence!
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Age: 55 - 64

18/Feb/2020
SPARROW TERRACE
The workmanship in this bird box is first class
I just gave it a coating of protection
and three protective ring plates to stop the likes of woodpeckers attacking box
plus just drill few holes in bottom of box to get rid of water waste overall a fantastic bird box.
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Age: 55 - 64

31/Jan/2020
Fantastic
Bought this and put it up and waited a while and no birds. Followed suggestion and put a bit of hay to make it cosy and now its being used constantly. It is beautifully made and good quality and easy to install. I’m thinking of buying another soon.
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Age: 55 - 64

27/Jan/2019
Sparrow village
We have two of these boxes fixed just under the eaves with large ,metal brackets. We asked our TV aerial man to fix them which he thought was a great idea! That was 5 years ago and every year we have resident sparrows in both, including now in January 2019. Every home should have one.
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Age: 55 - 64

30/Dec/2018
Popular with the house sparrows.
Put one of these up last spring after some of the house sparrows had begun early nesting under the eaves, didn't really expect any takers but all three boxes were used for second broods. It is sited a little way beneath the eaves so I can get the top off to clean, bear this in mind when siting as you will need room for a screw driver and your hand if you wish to avoid having to take the whole thing down. Will buy 3 or 4 more this year as we now have new soffits.
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Age: 55 - 64

04/Dec/2018
Substantial and well-designed.
Very pleased with the build quality: thick wood and neat interlocking planks. Very good design enabling cleaning in-situ (two screws to remove and the whole front pivots down :-)

We have loads of house sparrows nesting around our house; bought this as a replacement nesting site for an old outbuilding roof that has just been replaced (and used to house some sparrow nests).
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Age: 55 - 64

21/Jul/2018
Difficult to clean
This a well-made nest box but the design is such that it has to be taken down and dismantled in order to clean it.
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13/Jul/2016
Well-made and occupied immediately
I received one of these as a Christmas gift, but didn't put it up until late March. Two of the compartments were occupied by house sparrows this spring. I'm especially pleased about this as our modern house roof has no access for nesting sparrows.
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18/Apr/2016
Bluetits moved in in less than 3 weeks!
We set up this box in our garden in late March 2016 (aware that it was a bit late to be putting up nestboxes!) and it was investigated almost immediately by bluetits. It is now mid April 2016 and there appear to be two next-door neighbour bluetits using two of the boxes! The entry holes are designed for sparrows rather than the smaller bluetit size so I do hope that doesn't cause problems later down the line as I have heard sparrows often invade tit nests. For the moment it's exciting to sit back and watch the developments as the bluetit mums-to-be dart back and forth with nesting material!
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