Nest Box siting.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,623

I currently have this wooden robin box on my north facing garage wall and is generally covered with ivy.I know now that the position is a bit high for robins,the ivy also tends to grow through the box and the site is also very windy.I am thinking of replacing it with a woodcrete box I have for smaller birds as it keeps a more stable temperature so the wind should not affect it.For birds like bluetits the ivy would not engulf the box till after fledging so I can leave ivy trimming till later in the year.I can also fix the box higher up than the robin box.

So good position do you think?

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,561

    I would have thought the birds would like it if the ivy covers the box while they are nesting? The robins anyway - more cover and more shade? Perhaps I've misunderstood image

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,623

    The ivy at present grows through the gaps in the bottom of the box and completely engulfs it so a woodcrete one is better I think!

    The site is a gap between the house and garage and like a wind tunnel and an open fronted box is a bit vulnerable,again the woodcrete box offers more protection.

    I am looking for a better place for the robin box maybe in ivy at the bottom of the garden.

    Robins like a nest lower down and blue tits and great tits like them higher up.

    (I think I am answering all my own questions from my OP image)

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