Swallows nest cup - terracotta

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High-fired terracotta nest cups made to the prescise dimensions of nests built by swallows.

  • Securely fixed to sturdy FSC® certified timber backboards for easy installation and end-of-season cleaning.
  • Dimensions: 12 × 21 × 13cm
  • Weight: 0.65kg

If you're looking for something similar for house martins, we have the specially designed house martin nest cup including entry hole.

With a wide range of expertly-designed bird houses to choose from, you can easily provide a safe, welcoming home in your garden for different wild birds. RSPB Shop also provides advice on where to locate your bird house. Help us give nature a home!



Type of bird
  • Swallows


R408695
  • Product Ethics
    FSC® C105205
  • Suitable Wildlife
    Birds
  • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
  • FREE - for orders of £50 or more

See our delivery and returns page for full details.

RSPB Shop offers a no-quibble free returns policy. We hope you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a full refund - whatever the reason. Just let us know within 90 days of delivery by contacting our customer service team on 0345 034 7733. Full details of our returns policy >

Siting advice

Swallows are cave nesters, so it’s best to site a swallow nest cup high inside an external building or in a substantial porch with permanent access to the outside to allow feeding visits. It is important that the nest is situated high enough for the birds to launch and fly away comfortably.

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Age: 45 - 54

18/Jan/2020
Great nest!
Absolutely fine. I didn't need the backing board as I'm fixing directly to beams anyway - other designs don't have that option.
You can get this exact same item on other retail websites and it's given good reviews too, and I don't mind paying a little extra here to support the RSPB.
RSPB response
Thank you for your review and supporting the RSPB! It is great to hear you are happy with this nest.
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Age: 55 - 64

31/Dec/2019
Really disappointing
The nest was set crooked on the wooden backing, with screw-heads left sticking out into the actual nest area. The screw-holes for fixing the backing to a wall were partially covered by the nest-bowl so were unusable. The screws provided for fixing were not long enough to fix the nest safely to anything solid. Whole impression is the nest was really cheaply and shoddily put together. Also not convinced that it is (as advert says) the best shape for swallows to nest in - seems too deep and too narrow, at least compared to the swallow nests we have had in our barn - but I’m willing to be proved wrong on this. First though we’ll have to sort out the various issues with screws/construction before we can put the nest up. And it wasn’t cheap.
RSPB response
Thank you. We are very sorry to hear about the faulty item you received and would recommend you to contact customer services who will be happy to help. The nest bowl is designed to the specifications of natural swallow nests.
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