New for 2018, the Eco Small Bird Box combines the best properties of recycled plastic and wood to create a unique box that will last for years whilst providing a comfortable nesting chamber for birds.
The box consists of a weatherproof outer shell constructed from UV stabilised 100% recycled plastic, made from discarded bale wrap, fertiliser bags and other plastic waste, gathered mostly from farms across the UK. Inside the outer shell is a wooden nest box 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 Oriented Strand Board, which is made from flakes of 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.
The Eco Small Bird Box is designed and manufactured in the UK available with the option of three different hole sizes: 25mm, 28mm and 32mm. The 25mm hole is primarily suitable for the smallest tit species i.e. Blue Tit, Coal Tit and Marsh Tit, whilst the 28mm will attract all these species but the hole is also large enough for Great Tits, Crested Tits and Tree Sparrows. The larger 32mm will attract a large range of species including Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Nuthatch and Pied Flycatcher.
Fixing to a 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.