in my garden
small birds need shelter. I suggest you put up some
nesting boxes in your garden. The size for great tit,
bluetit, tree sparrow and sparrow is inside: 15 x 15 x
30cm. Entrance hole 3,5 – 3,8 cm wide. Put it up in a
tree one or two meters above the ground. Sparrows like
to live under the roof on a house end. Nesting boxes for
starlings and woodpeckers are: 25 x 25 x 50 cm. Entrance
hole 5 cm. Hang it 3 – 5 meters above. Remember that
woodpeckers need a hollow bottom.
not put a stick in front of the hole. It will just be
helpful for a magpie or a squirrel to rob the nest.
If you make nesting boxes for small owls or small birds
of prey the measures are: 35 x 35 x 70 cm. Entrance hole
7 - 8 cm wide. Hang it 5 – 10 meters up. Remember that
they need a hollow bottom.
Starlings and sparrows are social of nature. You can put
more nesting boxes in a small area. The other species
have small territories but do accept other birds inside
The birds do appreciate water in the garden.
the nesting boxes up in the winter – remember to
empty them in the autumn. Have fun.
More birds at: www.dof.dk