Material: Air-permeable and long-lasting lightweight concrete, designed
for underground installation.
Design: The floor of both the Nest Box and Tunnel have a fine mesh grid to
keep out Rodents. The nesting chamber is protected with a removable lid
Kingfisher nesting habits: This "flying" jewel tends to use two different
tunnels or tubes for its first and second brood. It is therefore advisable to put
two Nest Tunnels in the same steep slope, keeping them at least 70 cm apart.
Sand Martin nesting habits: Colonies of never less than 12 breeding
pairs of Sand Martins congregate on natural moving water or on naturally
formed cliffs, as well as in gravel and clay pits. The Nest Tunnel is supplied
with detailed installation and maintenance instructions.
External dimensions of tunnel: length 58 x height 15 x width 12.5 cm.
Outer nesting chamber: 26 x 26 x height 17 cm.
Inner nesting chamber: 22 x 22 x height 14 cm.
Weight: approx. 10 kg.
Order No. 00 640/0
Dipper and Pied Wagtail Nest Box No. 19
Kingfisher and Sand Martin Nest Tunnel
» DIPPER AND PIED WAGTAIL NEST BOX No. 19
Secure against small predators. Also suitable for Grey Wagtails.
Occupants: Dipper and Pied and Grey Wagtails, around buildings also
Black Redstarts. This very successful Nest Box is ideal for helping to ensure
the continued survival of these species. It can be used, for example, when
streams are being restored to their natural state. Because it is secure
against small predators, it is more effective than natural nesting sites for
ensuring breeding success.
Fixing: The brackets are adjustable and easy to install using screws or
Cleaning: Because Dipper nests are usually infested with parasites it is
advisable to clean the nest box after the breeding season (i.e., from August
Material: Plant fibre and wood-concrete (100 % asbestos-free).
Siting: Under bridges and on vertical walls which are directly adjacent to
natural, moving water which should be relatively clean. The No. 19 should
always be installed at least 0.5 m above the high water line. Practical
experience has shown that the box should always be placed above deeper,
flowing water, because Dippers tend to dive into the water if danger threatens. For
the Pied Wagtail, the No. 19 can also be used in wetlands.
External dimensions: approx. 19 x 19 x 37 cm.
Internal dimensions: 18 x 18 cm. Weight: approx. 4.7 kg.
Order No. 00 620/2
VV example of installation VV Dipper
Photo: Hans Rube
» KINGFISHER AND SAND MARTIN NEST TUNNEL
Kingfishers and Sand Martens have lost many of their natural nesting sites
where streams and rivers have been diverted, restructured or otherwise
"improved". Our Nest Tunnel provides a vital nesting opportunity in such
places, and also on natural waterways where no suitable sites are available
or where apparently suitable banks are too stony or have too many roots.
This tunnel was tested for decades and has been used successfully in many
projects for rebuilding waterways all over Europe.
VV young in the nesting chamber VV artificially created embankment
Kingfisher: adult Bird feeding n