Eco House Martin Nest
- Artificial nest cup designed to attract house martins.
- Nest cup based on the size and shape of natural house martin nests.
- Moulded resin/concrete bowl fixed to backing plate/roof made from recycled waste plastic.
- No maintenance required.
£12.50 excl. VAT £15.00 inc. VAT
House martins will readily adopt these nest cups which are based on the size and shape of natural house martin nests. They provide somewhere secure for house martins to nest which means that the birds use less energy to produce their nest and do not need to find suitable nest building mud (which can be in short supply in dry Springs). The nest cup consists of a moulded resin/concrete bowl with drainage hole, fixed to a backing plate and roof made from recycled waste plastic. The roof protects the nest from adverse weather, and facilitates siting it just under the eaves. With the roof and back made from plastic, no further protection from the weather or maintenance is needed. The Eco House Martin Nest is easy to fix to your wall; it slots over two screws with a third hole at the base for securing it in place.
The nest should be positioned beneath the eaves of the building at a minimum height of 2m. House martins often prefer to nest on east or north facing walls but walls in any direction may be used. When siting your nest it is best to avoid locations over windows and doors as droppings will tend to build up beneath active nests.
House martins are social birds nesting in colonies so the Eco House Martin Nests can be installed in groups to encourage colonies to form on the chosen building. Even if house martins don’t use the artificial nest, its presence may encourage other pairs to nest alongside.
|Product||Eco House Martin Nest|
|Material||Recycled LDPE plastic board with resin/concrete nest cup|
|Construction||Nest cup fixed to back board with stainless steel screws|
|Dimensions||Height 13cm, Width 27cm, Depth 10cm|
|Fixing||2 keyholes and further fixing hole at base for added stability.|