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SCHWEGLER 13

BIRD CONSERVATION

Wren House 1ZA

The Wren is a familiar sight. This plain little fellow is instantly

recognisable from his loud, warbling call which is delivered from an

exposed position, although the young are hidden out of sight in (semi-)

shadow, in hedges or behind a screen of ivy. The male Wren usually builds

several nests. The female then chooses the one she considers the best

and lays between fi ve and eight tiny eggs. In view of this characteristic

breeding behaviour it is advisable to hang up several 1ZA Boxes.

VV »Autumn Light version - red VV Wren in 1ZA (Photo A. Speen)

VV »Ivy version - green

VV »Ivy version - green

» SPHERICAL WREN HOUSE 1ZA Registered design Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete

Distribution: Wrens are found virtually all over the world, being indigenous

to Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. It is a so-called sedentary

species, spending the winter among us. However, part of the population is

known to migrate.

Feeding habits: Wrens feed exclusively on small creatures. Their favourite

food is spiders, crane fl ies, moths, fl ies and other insects, along with their

eggs and larvae. They use their pointed beak to probe cracks and crevices.

Consequently Wrens are very useful as a form of natural pest control.

This special nesting aid: The spherical SCHWEGLER 1ZA Wren House

is an ideal way of assisting the Birds to raise their young successfully.

Because we tend to keep our gardens tidy, they offer fewer natural nesting

opportunities. Extensive investigations have shown that Wrens prefer an

enclosed, round nest hole. These are then lined with moss, feathers and

fur, etc. The 1ZA, made of tried and tested SCHWEGLER wood-concrete,

provides excellent protection from nest predators. It not only houses Wrens

when bringing up their young but also provides a place where they can

sleep in the winter.

Materials used: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete is a unique weather-

resistant, long-lasting material which is also "breathable", which means it

prevents condensation. The hanger is made of galvanized steel cable which

can be easily looped over a sawn-off branch, for example.

Siting: Wrens like to nest near the ground, in a 'green wilderness' and in

undergrowth. They are not particularly good fl yers, preferring to hop about

in the undergrowth. They like shady places - in hedges, thickets, heavily

overgrown areas and bushes as well as balconies.

Attachment: Hang the nest box in undergrowth, in a shady place. It can

also be placed upon a pile of brushwood or garden clippings, for example.

If hung in a totally unobstructed place it will also attract other types of Birds

that nest in holes and cavities, including Blue Tits, Coal Tits and Great Tits,

as well as Tree and House Sparrows.

Cleaning and checking: We recommend that you do not carry out any

checks between April and June in order to avoid disturbing the brood.

The nest box, which comprises two shells, should therefore ideally be

cleaned during the autumn or winter months. To do this, remove the cable

from which it is suspended. The upper shell can be easily lifted off the

lower one. When cleaning has been completed simply place the two halves

together again and secure using the cable.

Dimensions: diameter of sphere approx. 18.5 cm

+ cable length approx. 20 cm.

Entrance hole: 30 x 27 mm.

Cable length: approx. 20 cm.

Weight: approx. 2 kg.

Available in individual gift package (carton).

Available in two colours: With its speckled green exterior the "Ivy"

colour blends well with the surrounding undergrowth, thereby providing a

well-hidden nest site.

» 1ZA Ivy - green Order No. 00 200/6

The "Autumn Light" natural red colour visually enhances your garden in the

winter months. Once the leaves have fallen from the bushes this invaluable

nesting aid becomes clearly visible and forms a focal point during the cold,

grey months of the year.

» 1ZA Autumn Light - red Order No. 00 201/3

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