Eco Starling Nest Box
- Designed with a 45mm entrance hole especially for starlings.
- Unique innovative construction; recycled plastic outer shell with wooden internal nesting chamber.
- Provides a robust, long lasting and comfortable home for starlings.
- Ideally place a few of these boxes on adjacent trees or buildings to encourage a loose colony to form.
£23.75 excl. VAT £28.50 inc. VAT
Our Eco Starling Box is a new design for 2018. Its constructed with a recycled plastic weatherproof outer shell protecting a wooden nesting chamber to create a robust long lasting nesting box. It features a 45mm entrance hole; the ideal size for starlings.
Starlings have declined as a breeding bird in the UK by as much as 50% in the last 25 years. It is now on the Birds of Conservation Concern Red List reflecting this worrying decline. Starlings use a whole range of nesting sites on buildings and trees, and our nestbox provides a comfortable, safe and dry nest site for starlings to use when natural sites may be scarce.
Starlings tend to favour higher nest sites so when putting up these boxes it is best (though not essential) that they are placed 2.5m or higher above the ground on a building or tree. Starlings nest in loose colonies so if you are able to put up a few boxes in a group on adjacent trees or buildings you may well find a colony building up and occupying all your boxes.
The box consists of a weatherproof outer shell made from UV stabilised 100% recycled plastic. Inside the outer shell is a wooden nesting chamber to provide the ideal environment for birds to nest in. The outer shell has been precision cut and uses an ingenious system of tabs to hold it together. This further extends the lifespan ensuring that there are no fixings holding the weatherproof shell together that could rust or degrade over time. Internally there is a removable wooden nesting chamber with drainage holes for the birds to nest in. This is constructed from FSC Certified Oriented Strand Board, which is made from flakes obtained from wood waste or from saplings thinned from forests to make space for larger trees. If you need to check or clean the box it is simply a case of twisting the fastening at the bottom and the wooden nesting chamber slides out.
Fixing to the wall or tree is easy with three concealed mounting holes in the back of the box (located opposite the entrance hole for easy access). Often this is the only fixing needed, but a further hole is provided at the base for use when necessary. The easiest way to mount the box is to remove the inner, fix the outer shell onto the tree, wall etc. then slide the inner roost chamber back into the box and secure it in place.
|Product||Eco Starling Nest Box|
|Material||Recycled LDPE plastic outer with internal FSC Certified OSB nesting chamber|
|Construction||Outer recycled plastic panels fitted together using integral tabbing system. Internal nesting chamber stapled together|
|Finish||Non-toxic water based stain and preservative|
|Dimensions||Height 35cm, Width 20cm, Depth 18cm|
|Fixing||3 concealed keyholes and further fixing hole at base for added stability if needed.|