This nest cup is based on the size and shape of natural swallow nests and is ideal for siting in garages, sheds, stables, barns or even beneath archways.
The back board is made from recycled plastic with a resin and concrete composite nest cup, with a drainage hole. The nest cup is fixed to the back board with stainless steel screws. It is easy to install, slotting over two screws with a pre-drilled hole at the base for a further screw, for added security.
Whilst swallows are sociable birds, it is suggested that nest cups are placed no closer than 1m apart. A minimum gap of 6cm should be left above the nest cup to ensure the swallows have sufficient room to arrive and depart the nest.
This nest cup provides swallows with a secure place to nest. Furthermore, they do not have to expend the energy to produce a nest or find suitable nest building mud, and you do not have mud plastered to your eaves!
The nest cup can be removed at the end of the breeding season for cleaning by simply undoing the screw at the base and lifting it off.