Nuthatch Box 5KL
» NUTHATCH BOX 5KL Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
Nuthatches prefer to occupy larger boxes like the No. 4 and 5 Owl Boxes,
because of their larger internal diameter, rather than alternatively available
smaller nest boxes. They fill the large entrance hole with clay and damp
soil until it matches their required width of l 32 mm, thus preventing larger
Birds from gaining access. To overcome this, the 5KL has been designed
specifically for this uniquely agile species. No sawdust or other similar
material need to be placed inside because the Nuthatch, in common with all
other small Birds, will construct its own nest.
We recommend that you hang this type of Nuthatch Box 5KL in close
proximity to Owl Boxes No. 4 + 5. If there are no Owl Boxes available in
the immediate vicinity, the oval Nest Box 2GR on page 8 can be used as
an alternative. The Nuthatch usually occupies the larger available cavity.
Litter (bedding) is not required. The Nuthatch builds its own nest from
pieces of bark. As with all small Birds, it is not necessary to insert material.
Shortened version of Owl Box No. 4 + 5 with modified entrance hole size
(see page 17).
External dimensions: l 25 x H 30 cm.
Interior of nesting chamber: l 20 cm.
Width of entrance hole: l 32 mm.
Weight: approx. 8.4 kg.
Order No. 00 182/5
The diameter and shape of the first two Nesting Baskets for Raptors and Owls match those of the natural nests of
Crows, Magpies and certain Raptors. The baskets are attached (by wire) to the forks of trees and have proved highly
successful. Birds Of Prey and Owls tend to use the same nests and eyries for many years.
The smaller Nesting Basket is supplied with a mulch of mixed tree bark. This should be thoroughly dampened,
spread around the basket and pressed in with the palm of the hand. The only changes are made by the Birds
themselves each year when they add small branches and twigs to reline the nest. The same process can be applied
to the large nesting basket if desired using local materials.
» Size l 40 cm
Suitable for: Long-eared Owls,
Kestrels, Hobbies. Occasionally
Peregrines too, in areas where they
nest in trees.
Height above ground:
5 m and above.
Sites: Edges of woodland, clearings, areas cleared by windfalls,
parks and fruit trees etc.
Order No. 00 244/0
» Size l 70 cm
Suitable for: Common and Honey
Buzzards, Red and Black Kites,
Goshawks, Sparrowhawks and
Height above ground:
7 m and above.
Sites: Edges of woodland, in woodlands, clearings, areas cleared by
windfalls, parks and fruit trees etc.
Supplied without bedding.
Order No. 00 245/7
» Size l 110 cm
Suitable for: White Storks.
With a flat base to encourage
colonization and to assist in
increasing the numbers of
White Storks in their traditional
nesting areas. Easy to install on
Delivery without bedding.
Order No. 00 246/4
VV feeding Nuthatch
VV clutch of Nuthatch eggs
» NESTING BASKETS Material: European Willow
Alternatively available with enlarged
entrance hole, e.g. for Roller, Hoopoe
and Lesser Kestrels.
VV Long-eared Owl
VV example of fixing