Eco Barn Owl Nest Box
Eco Barn Owl Nest Box
The Eco Barn Owl Nest Box is constructed almost entirely out of recycled plastic with the exception of the wooden base. The recycled plastic means that this nest box is extremely robust, requires virtually no maintenance and has a long life expectancy. The wooden base, made from FSC certified chip-board, absorbs moisture from the nest and should be replaced every few years. The black and green colouration ensures the nest box blends into its surroundings. The curved roof integrates with the sides of the box and overlaps the back and the front of the box to ensure the inside of the box remains dry. The box is secured using a separate fixing bracket that can be fitted to a tree or wall, with screws or straps. Once the bracket is fixed in place the nest box simply hooks onto the bracket. Please note that Barn Owls are a Schedule 1 species and so an occupied box must only be disturbed or inspected by a licensed individual. Features: * Exercise platform for young owls. * Integrated side access hatch for cleaning or monitoring. * Internal camera bracket. * Entrance hole at correct height to prevent young owls getting out before they have reached maturity.   By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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The Eco Barn Owl Nest Box is constructed almost entirely out of recycled plastic with the exception of the wooden base. The recycled plastic means that this nest box is extremely robust, requires virtually no maintenance and has a long life expectancy. The wooden base, made from FSC certified chip-board, absorbs moisture from the nest and should be replaced every few years. The black and green colouration ensures the nest box blends into its surroundings. The curved roof integrates with the sides of the box and overlaps the back and the front of the box to ensure the inside of the box remains dry.

The box is secured using a separate fixing bracket that can be fitted to a tree or wall, with screws or straps. Once the bracket is fixed in place the nest box simply hooks onto the bracket.

Please note that Barn Owls are a Schedule 1 species and so an occupied box must only be disturbed or inspected by a licensed individual.

Features:
* Exercise platform for young owls.
* Integrated side access hatch for cleaning or monitoring.
* Internal camera bracket.
* Entrance hole at correct height to prevent young owls getting out before they have reached maturity.

 

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No. 5 Schwegler Owl Box
No. 5 Schwegler Owl Box
Owl Boxes are often installed in parks and forests, not only to promote the diversity of species, but also as a means of controlling mouse populations. The No. 5 Owl Box is designed to mimic natural holes in trees in which the tawny owl will typically roost. This nest box is also suitable for stock doves and jackdaw. This box should be installed 4 - 6m above ground and birds can be encouraged to use the box if a thick layer of wood shavings or sawdust is spread over the recess in the floor. The front panel can easily be removed for inspection and cleaning purposes. The box is made from Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites and last 20 - 25 years. A replacement front panel is available separately if you break or lose the front panel of your nestbox. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Owl Boxes are often installed in parks and forests, not only to promote the diversity of species, but also as a means of controlling mouse populations. The No. 5 Owl Box is designed to mimic natural holes in trees in which the tawny owl will typically roost. This nest box is also suitable for stock doves and jackdaw.

This box should be installed 4 – 6m above ground and birds can be encouraged to use the box if a thick layer of wood shavings or sawdust is spread over the recess in the floor. The front panel can easily be removed for inspection and cleaning purposes.

The box is made from Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites and last 20 – 25 years.

A replacement front panel is available separately if you break or lose the front panel of your nestbox.

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Treecreeper FSC Nest Box
Treecreeper FSC Nest Box
Treecreepers like to nest in narrow gaps or clefts such as behind the bark in mature trees. Many woodlands and gardens do not possess suitable habitats such as these due to changes in woodland management, so the addition of a specialist nest box such as this Treecreeper FSC Nest Box provides an excellent alternative. The box is manufactured from FSC certified wood and has a hinged lid for inspection or cleaning. The shape of the box is specially designed to be suitable for this particular bird, fitting snugly against a tree trunk with an entrance right next to the bark. Width 13cm, Height 35cm, Depth (max) 12.5cm, Weight 900g By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Treecreepers like to nest in narrow gaps or clefts such as behind the bark in mature trees. Many woodlands and gardens do not possess suitable habitats such as these due to changes in woodland management, so the addition of a specialist nest box such as this Treecreeper FSC Nest Box provides an excellent alternative.

The box is manufactured from FSC certified wood and has a hinged lid for inspection or cleaning. The shape of the box is specially designed to be suitable for this particular bird, fitting snugly against a tree trunk with an entrance right next to the bark.

Width 13cm, Height 35cm, Depth (max) 12.5cm, Weight 900g

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Sale! Urban Bird Feeder
Urban Bird Feeder
  • Contemporary sleek design
  • Combination of ultra modern material and natural timber
  • Different hanging positions
This Urban Bird Feeder is part of the new contemporary range of wildlife habitats with a sleek design to suit the urban environment. The large round entrance hole, which is encircled by a large stainless steel hole protector, allows small birds to enter the feeder and dine in! This Urban Bird Feeder is very environmentally friendly. The outer shell of the bird feeder is made from Clayplas+ which is a composite material of 70% clay and 30% recycled plastics. The Clayplas+ is very durable and comes with a 10-year materials guarantee. The outer shell has dual keyhole hanging points to allow the bird feeder to be hung square on or as a diamond depending on your preference. The interior section of the feeder is made entirely from recycled plastic for superior bird hygiene and will simply slide out to be cleaned. The feeder is supplied with an external perch for diners to have additional guests, which clips into the stainless-steel ring on the front. * Dimensions: Height 160mm, Width 160mm, Length 155mm * Weight: 1000g By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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  • Contemporary sleek design
  • Combination of ultra modern material and natural timber
  • Different hanging positions

This Urban Bird Feeder is part of the new contemporary range of wildlife habitats with a sleek design to suit the urban environment. The large round entrance hole, which is encircled by a large stainless steel hole protector, allows small birds to enter the feeder and dine in!

This Urban Bird Feeder is very environmentally friendly. The outer shell of the bird feeder is made from Clayplas+ which is a composite material of 70% clay and 30% recycled plastics. The Clayplas+ is very durable and comes with a 10-year materials guarantee. The outer shell has dual keyhole hanging points to allow the bird feeder to be hung square on or as a diamond depending on your preference.

The interior section of the feeder is made entirely from recycled plastic for superior bird hygiene and will simply slide out to be cleaned. The feeder is supplied with an external perch for diners to have additional guests, which clips into the stainless-steel ring on the front.

* Dimensions: Height 160mm, Width 160mm, Length 155mm
* Weight: 1000g

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Sale! Urban Bird Nestbox
Urban Bird Nestbox
This Urban Bird Nestbox is part of a contemporary range of wildlife habitats that have a sleek design to suit the urban environment. It can be hung either as a diamond or a square depending on your preference.
  • Contemporary sleek design
  • Combination of ultra modern material and natural timber
  • Different hanging positions
The box is environmentally friendly with the outer shell being made from Clayplas+, a composite material of 70% clay and 30% recycled plastics. The interior is made from natural FSC timber, which is great for warmth & breathability. The inner wooden bird box also has a sliding panel at the rear for cleaning and the next box entrance hole is protected with a crisp stainless steel 32mm hole protector. This makes a very durable next box with a 10-year materials guarantee.

* Dimensions: Height 160mm, Width 160mm, Length 155mm

* Weight: 900g By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This Urban Bird Nestbox is part of a contemporary range of wildlife habitats that have a sleek design to suit the urban environment. It can be hung either as a diamond or a square depending on your preference.

  • Contemporary sleek design
  • Combination of ultra modern material and natural timber
  • Different hanging positions

The box is environmentally friendly with the outer shell being made from Clayplas+, a composite material of 70% clay and 30% recycled plastics. The interior is made from natural FSC timber, which is great for warmth & breathability. The inner wooden bird box also has a sliding panel at the rear for cleaning and the next box entrance hole is protected with a crisp stainless steel 32mm hole protector. This makes a very durable next box with a 10-year materials guarantee.

* Dimensions: Height 160mm, Width 160mm, Length 155mm

* Weight: 900g

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2F Schwegler Bat Box (General Purpose)
2F Schwegler Bat Box (General Purpose)
Ideal for Smaller British Bats!
The 2F is the standard and most popular Schwegler bat box. It is ideal as a starter box to see if there are bats in your area or to provide much needed secure roosting space. It has been designed as a summer roosting space for bats and has a simple entrance hole at the front. The Schwegler 2F has a removable front panel and can be converted to a bird nest box using a replacement 1B front panel if there is no evidence of bat activity after a couple of years. The 2F is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp, and will last for at least 20 - 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects.  Woodcrete is breathable and maintains a stable temperature inside the box and the 2F is painted black to absorb warmth.  It also provides a rough surface for bats to cling to and climb up. The 2F bat box can be sited on a tree or building and is best positioned at a height of between 3 to 6 metres in an open sunny position. A group of 3 to 5 boxes facing in different directions will provide a variety of micro-habitats.  Please note that once bats have inhabited a roost site they may only be disturbed by licensed bat workers. A replacement front panel is also available. Height 33 cm x diameter 16 cm. Weight: 4 kg. Aluminium tree-friendly nail and hanger included. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.  
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Ideal for Smaller British Bats!

The 2F is the standard and most popular Schwegler bat box. It is ideal as a starter box to see if there are bats in your area or to provide much needed secure roosting space. It has been designed as a summer roosting space for bats and has a simple entrance hole at the front. The Schwegler 2F has a removable front panel and can be converted to a bird nest box using a replacement 1B front panel if there is no evidence of bat activity after a couple of years. The 2F is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp, and will last for at least 20 – 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects.  Woodcrete is breathable and maintains a stable temperature inside the box and the 2F is painted black to absorb warmth.  It also provides a rough surface for bats to cling to and climb up.

The 2F bat box can be sited on a tree or building and is best positioned at a height of between 3 to 6 metres in an open sunny position. A group of 3 to 5 boxes facing in different directions will provide a variety of micro-habitats.  Please note that once bats have inhabited a roost site they may only be disturbed by licensed bat workers.

replacement front panel is also available.

Height 33 cm x diameter 16 cm. Weight: 4 kg.

Aluminium tree-friendly nail and hanger included.

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1FF Schwegler Bat Box With Built-in Wooden Rear Panel
1FF Schwegler Bat Box With Built-in Wooden Rear Panel
The Schwegler 1FF bat box is spacious enough for bats to use as a summer roost or nursery site and is open at the bottom, allowing droppings to fall out so it does not need cleaning.  The 1FF is, therefore, especially suitable for hanging in inaccessible places such as high in trees, or on steep slopes and house walls. The 1FF is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp, and will last for at least 20 - 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects.  Woodcrete is breathable and maintains a stable temperature inside the box and the 1FF is painted black to absorb warmth.  It also provides a good rough surface for bats to cling on to and climb.To compensate for fluctuations in temperature in spring and autumn, the 1FF is provided with a roughened rear panel made of hard-wearing wood. Depending on their individual temperature requirements, the bats can choose between the cooler Woodcrete surface or the warmer wooden panel. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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The Schwegler 1FF bat box is spacious enough for bats to use as a summer roost or nursery site and is open at the bottom, allowing droppings to fall out so it does not need cleaning.  The 1FF is, therefore, especially suitable for hanging in inaccessible places such as high in trees, or on steep slopes and house walls. The 1FF is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp, and will last for at least 20 – 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects.  Woodcrete is breathable and maintains a stable temperature inside the box and the 1FF is painted black to absorb warmth.  It also provides a good rough surface for bats to cling on to and climb.To compensate for fluctuations in temperature in spring and autumn, the 1FF is provided with a roughened rear panel made of hard-wearing wood. Depending on their individual temperature requirements, the bats can choose between the cooler Woodcrete surface or the warmer wooden panel.

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1N Schwegler Deep Nest Box
1N Schwegler Deep Nest Box
Birds which nest in recesses or cavities are at risk where there are large numbers of magpies, jays, cats and martens. The 1N has two entrances and a removable wooden insert and offers excellent protection. With two entrances the interior is well lit and birds will readily use it. In areas where there are many small predators it is equally as popular as models such as the 2H and 2HW Robins are particularly attracted to this type of box, especially if it is placed approx. 1 to 1.5m above the ground, preferably in a moist, shady area. The wooden insert, which can be removed for inspection and cleaning purposes, gives protection against predators because nesting takes place at the far end of the box. It is particularly effective against cats, martens, magpies and jays and therefore makes an effective contribution to breeding success. Where there is a shortage of suitable nesting areas in parks and forests, this type of box will also be successfully used by all types of tits, tree and house sparrows and many other species. The two nest box entrance holes, each measuring 30mm x 50mm, are suitable for redstarts and black redstarts, spotted flycatchers, pied wagtail, robins and wrens. Aluminium nail and hanger included. These Woodcrete nest boxes are famous for their durability - lasting for at least 20-25 years. Woodcrete is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp. They are backed by leading ornithologists, nature conservation organisations, government agencies and forestry experts. Schwegler boxes have the highest occupation rates of all nest boxes and are carefully designed to mimic natural nest sites and provide a stable environment for chick rearing and winter roosting. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Birds which nest in recesses or cavities are at risk where there are large numbers of magpies, jays, cats and martens. The 1N has two entrances and a removable wooden insert and offers excellent protection. With two entrances the interior is well lit and birds will readily use it. In areas where there are many small predators it is equally as popular as models such as the 2H and 2HW

Robins are particularly attracted to this type of box, especially if it is placed approx. 1 to 1.5m above the ground, preferably in a moist, shady area. The wooden insert, which can be removed for inspection and cleaning purposes, gives protection against predators because nesting takes place at the far end of the box. It is particularly effective against cats, martens, magpies and jays and therefore makes an effective contribution to breeding success.

Where there is a shortage of suitable nesting areas in parks and forests, this type of box will also be successfully used by all types of tits, tree and house sparrows and many other species.

The two nest box entrance holes, each measuring 30mm x 50mm, are suitable for redstarts and black redstarts, spotted flycatchers, pied wagtail, robins and wrens.

Aluminium nail and hanger included.

These Woodcrete nest boxes are famous for their durability – lasting for at least 20-25 years. Woodcrete is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp. They are backed by leading ornithologists, nature conservation organisations, government agencies and forestry experts. Schwegler boxes have the highest occupation rates of all nest boxes and are carefully designed to mimic natural nest sites and provide a stable environment for chick rearing and winter roosting.

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2H Schwegler Robin Box
2H Schwegler Robin Box
This traditional design has proved to be highly effective in attracting robins, as well as other small species such as black redstart, spotted flycatcher and wren. It is designed to be installed on the walls of houses, barns, garden sheds or other buildings and should be hung so that the entrance is to one side (at an angle of 90° to the wall). The front panel can be easily removed for cleaning. Please do not hang this type of box on a conspicuous tree or bush because small predators can enter through the unprotected opening. By hanging on a wall, predators won't be able to reach the box. Alternatively hide the box in ivy, honeysuckle or other climbing plants. The box is made from Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites and last 20 - 25 years. Supplied with galvanised hanger and aluminium nail. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This traditional design has proved to be highly effective in attracting robins, as well as other small species such as black redstart, spotted flycatcher and wren. It is designed to be installed on the walls of houses, barns, garden sheds or other buildings and should be hung so that the entrance is to one side (at an angle of 90° to the wall). The front panel can be easily removed for cleaning.

Please do not hang this type of box on a conspicuous tree or bush because small predators can enter through the unprotected opening. By hanging on a wall, predators won’t be able to reach the box. Alternatively hide the box in ivy, honeysuckle or other climbing plants.

The box is made from Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites and last 20 – 25 years.

Supplied with galvanised hanger and aluminium nail.

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Barn Owl Nest Box
Barn Owl Nest Box
This barn owl nest box has been designed with the Barn Owl Trust and constructed from FSC certified exterior grade plywood making it suitable for use both inside buildings, such as barns, or outside. The nest box has a sturdy front platform for owlets to exercise on and a generous front canopy to protect the entrance and platform from bad weather. The nest box is a generous size offering a full 44cm depth from entrance to floor. The double inspection hatch allows full access to the whole floor area for cleaning or inspection and is designed to prevent rain coming in with simple, secure fastenings. The specially drilled backplate provides fixings above and below the nest box to ensure it is secure and there are oversized holes to accommodate ropes for hauling the nest box up the tree and locating it. This nest box will be delivered fully assembled with the exception of the platform which can be easily fixed in place without tools, before or after the next box is fixed into position. Please note that Barn Owls are a Schedule 1 species and so an occupied box must only be disturbed or inspected by a licensed individual. Dimensions Height: 74cm Width: 59cm Depth: 50cm Weight: 8kg approx. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This barn owl nest box has been designed with the Barn Owl Trust and constructed from FSC certified exterior grade plywood making it suitable for use both inside buildings, such as barns, or outside. The nest box has a sturdy front platform for owlets to exercise on and a generous front canopy to protect the entrance and platform from bad weather. The nest box is a generous size offering a full 44cm depth from entrance to floor. The double inspection hatch allows full access to the whole floor area for cleaning or inspection and is designed to prevent rain coming in with simple, secure fastenings. The specially drilled backplate provides fixings above and below the nest box to ensure it is secure and there are oversized holes to accommodate ropes for hauling the nest box up the tree and locating it.

This nest box will be delivered fully assembled with the exception of the platform which can be easily fixed in place without tools, before or after the next box is fixed into position.

Please note that Barn Owls are a Schedule 1 species and so an occupied box must only be disturbed or inspected by a licensed individual.

Dimensions
Height: 74cm
Width: 59cm
Depth: 50cm
Weight: 8kg approx.

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Sale! Bee and Bug Biome
Bee and Bug Biome
The Bee and Bug Biome will provide valuable habitat in your garden for solitary bees and other insects. At a time when many of our native insects are struggling, this is a fantastic way to give them a helping hand. The top chamber features seven wooden nesting tubes in a wooden block, together with bamboo tubes of various sizes. A centre feeding hole is perfect for attracting ladybirds, earwigs and lacewings. The lower chamber is filled with pine cones which provide plenty of nooks and crannies for insects such as lacewings. These little creatures, as natural predators of aphids, are great friends of the gardener! Removing the wooden retainer dowel allows you to replace the pine cones with alternative natural materials, such as straw or bark, which will provide an excellent winter habitat for lacewings, ladybirds, woodlice, earwigs and many other bugs. The Bug and Bee Biome can be painted with a water-based exterior paint. (An annual coat of paint will both keep it looking its best and prolong its life). Includes free bee guide and wildflower seeds for bees! By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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The Bee and Bug Biome will provide valuable habitat in your garden for solitary bees and other insects. At a time when many of our native insects are struggling, this is a fantastic way to give them a helping hand.

The top chamber features seven wooden nesting tubes in a wooden block, together with bamboo tubes of various sizes. A centre feeding hole is perfect for attracting ladybirds, earwigs and lacewings. The lower chamber is filled with pine cones which provide plenty of nooks and crannies for insects such as lacewings. These little creatures, as natural predators of aphids, are great friends of the gardener! Removing the wooden retainer dowel allows you to replace the pine cones with alternative natural materials, such as straw or bark, which will provide an excellent winter habitat for lacewings, ladybirds, woodlice, earwigs and many other bugs.

The Bug and Bee Biome can be painted with a water-based exterior paint. (An annual coat of paint will both keep it looking its best and prolong its life).

Includes free bee guide and wildflower seeds for bees!

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Bird Feeder with Camera
Bird Feeder with Camera
The Bird Feeder with Camera consists of a wireless colour camera fixed to a wooden bird feeder. This set up is excellent for taking close ups of feeding birds. The camera is mounted on an adjustable boom allowing it to be perfectly positioned to get the best footage. The feeder is designed to be mounted to a wall or bird table and takes approximately 1kg of peanuts. There is a separate battery box with an on/off switch and 1.6m cable. The camera runs on mains power or four size D batteries, battery life is between six and ten days if used twelve hours per day. The transmitter has a range of approximately 100m depending on obstacles such as walls and trees. The receiver is easily connected to a TV providing a live stream of the feeder. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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The Bird Feeder with Camera consists of a wireless colour camera fixed to a wooden bird feeder. This set up is excellent for taking close ups of feeding birds. The camera is mounted on an adjustable boom allowing it to be perfectly positioned to get the best footage. The feeder is designed to be mounted to a wall or bird table and takes approximately 1kg of peanuts. There is a separate battery box with an on/off switch and 1.6m cable. The camera runs on mains power or four size D batteries, battery life is between six and ten days if used twelve hours per day. The transmitter has a range of approximately 100m depending on obstacles such as walls and trees. The receiver is easily connected to a TV providing a live stream of the feeder.

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Sale! Double Chamber Bat Box
Double Chamber Bat Box
This attractive wooden bat box has two internal chambers and is constructed from natural sustainable materials. The heavy construction provides good insulation and longevity, as well as preventing predators from chewing the entrance slot. The front door is hinged for inspection and cleaning. This box is suitable for siting on trees in gardens or woodland and also on house walls. It is simple to install and the timber requires no annual maintenance. Site 2.5 - 5m high on a building, mature tree or vegetation line (trees/tall hedge) or on a feeding/flight route in partial daytime sun. Wooden boxes should not be painted or treated with any type of preservative, as these can harm the bats. Made using FSC certified wood. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This attractive wooden bat box has two internal chambers and is constructed from natural sustainable materials. The heavy construction provides good insulation and longevity, as well as preventing predators from chewing the entrance slot. The front door is hinged for inspection and cleaning.

This box is suitable for siting on trees in gardens or woodland and also on house walls. It is simple to install and the timber requires no annual maintenance. Site 2.5 – 5m high on a building, mature tree or vegetation line (trees/tall hedge) or on a feeding/flight route in partial daytime sun.

Wooden boxes should not be painted or treated with any type of preservative, as these can harm the bats.

Made using FSC certified wood.

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Sale! Echoes Bird Bath
Echoes Bird Bath
A large and beautifully coloured and glazed bird bath with a 'ripple' step design that is both visually attractive and functional by providing extra footing/grip for wild birds. A quote by William Blake is imprinted around the rim......."To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your handand eternity in an hour.......". Supplied complete with a set of three glazed mounting feet. A bespoke and elegant stand which is 28cm in height is also available separately. Siting: Any visible area of the garden frequented by wild birds. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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A large and beautifully coloured and glazed bird bath with a ‘ripple’ step design that is both visually attractive and functional by providing extra footing/grip for wild birds.

A quote by William Blake is imprinted around the rim…….”To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your handand eternity in an hour…….”.

Supplied complete with a set of three glazed mounting feet.

bespoke and elegant stand which is 28cm in height is also available separately.

Siting: Any visible area of the garden frequented by wild birds.

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Sale! Ground Bird Table
Ground Bird Table
This Ground Bird Table provides a raised feeding area that can be easily moved around the garden. The stainless steel mesh bottom allows rainwater to drain through, preventing food from becoming damp. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This Ground Bird Table provides a raised feeding area that can be easily moved around the garden. The stainless steel mesh bottom allows rainwater to drain through, preventing food from becoming damp.

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Tawny Owl, Jackdaw and Stock Dove Nest Box
Tawny Owl, Jackdaw and Stock Dove Nest Box
Stock doves and jackdaws, along with tawny owls, generally nest in tree cavities or buildings. As such sites are becoming increasingly rare, providing an artificial nesting site can be hugely beneficial for these species. This nest box should be sited a minimum of 3m above ground and should be in a quiet, secluded area with a clear flight path to the entrance. If the box is to be located in areas with human activity then it should be sited more than 5m above ground to help encourage occupation. Tawny owl chicks will leave the nest before they are able to fly so it is vital that there are branches with cover in which they can hide during the day -an ivy covered tree is ideal. A layer of loose dry material, such as wood shavings or shredded bark, can be added to the nest box in December or January before breeding starts (tawny owls often breed as early as January). If you wish to clean the box out at the end of the season, the best time to do this is in December. The front of the box is hinged and is easily opened, allowing you to remove the old contents and replace with fresh shavings/bark. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Stock doves and jackdaws, along with tawny owls, generally nest in tree cavities or buildings. As such sites are becoming increasingly rare, providing an artificial nesting site can be hugely beneficial for these species.

This nest box should be sited a minimum of 3m above ground and should be in a quiet, secluded area with a clear flight path to the entrance. If the box is to be located in areas with human activity then it should be sited more than 5m above ground to help encourage occupation. Tawny owl chicks will leave the nest before they are able to fly so it is vital that there are branches with cover in which they can hide during the day -an ivy covered tree is ideal.

A layer of loose dry material, such as wood shavings or shredded bark, can be added to the nest box in December or January before breeding starts (tawny owls often breed as early as January). If you wish to clean the box out at the end of the season, the best time to do this is in December. The front of the box is hinged and is easily opened, allowing you to remove the old contents and replace with fresh shavings/bark.

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House Sparrow Terrace FSC Nest Box
House Sparrow Terrace FSC Nest Box
A shortage of natural nesting sites is thought to be a contributing factor in the decline of many of our once-common bird species. Providing a nest box in your garden is a fantastic way to encourage them to breed and improve their chances of survival. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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A shortage of natural nesting sites is thought to be a contributing factor in the decline of many of our once-common bird species. Providing a nest box in your garden is a fantastic way to encourage them to breed and improve their chances of survival.

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New York Slate Hanging Bird Table
New York Slate Hanging Bird Table
This hanging bird table is perfect for smaller spaces or if pets are around. The edges of the table are raised ensuring seeds will not get blown away in the wind. The table is made FCS certified wood with a slate roof. It will attract a variety of species that prefer to eat from the ground or a table, such as blackbirds, thrushes, dunnocks, robins and wrens. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This hanging bird table is perfect for smaller spaces or if pets are around. The edges of the table are raised ensuring seeds will not get blown away in the wind. The table is made FCS certified wood with a slate roof. It will attract a variety of species that prefer to eat from the ground or a table, such as blackbirds, thrushes, dunnocks, robins and wrens.

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No. 17A Schwegler Swift Nest Box Triple Cavity
No. 17A Schwegler Swift Nest Box Triple Cavity
Swifts spend just four months in Europe over the summer and during this time they use urban areas around our homes and buildings to provide nesting sites. Renovation and rebuilding of older houses means that many of these preferred spaces, such as under roofs, attics or tiles, are often blocked so that they cannot find sufficient nest sites. These Swift Nest Boxes from Schwegler can help this species by providing valuable nesting locations and the installation of several units is an ideal way to support a swift colony. These boxes have been used across Europe with great success for many decades. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Swifts spend just four months in Europe over the summer and during this time they use urban areas around our homes and buildings to provide nesting sites. Renovation and rebuilding of older houses means that many of these preferred spaces, such as under roofs, attics or tiles, are often blocked so that they cannot find sufficient nest sites. These Swift Nest Boxes from Schwegler can help this species by providing valuable nesting locations and the installation of several units is an ideal way to support a swift colony. These boxes have been used across Europe with great success for many decades.

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Sale! Stand for Echoes Bird Bath
Stand for Echoes Bird Bath
This stand is for use with the Echoes Bird Bath. It is made in the same frost-resistant green glazed terracotta as the bowl and is hollow down the centre. The stand is 28cm in height and will raise the bird bath off the ground, making your bird visitors less vulnerable to predators such as cats. Dimensions: * Height: 300mm * Width: 145mm * Weight: 2.25kg By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This stand is for use with the Echoes Bird Bath. It is made in the same frost-resistant green glazed terracotta as the bowl and is hollow down the centre. The stand is 28cm in height and will raise the bird bath off the ground, making your bird visitors less vulnerable to predators such as cats.

Dimensions:
* Height: 300mm
* Width: 145mm
* Weight: 2.25kg

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WoodStone Swift Nest Box
WoodStone Swift Nest Box
The FSC certified WoodStone Swift Nest Box is constructed entirely out of WoodStone meaning it is long lasting and won't rot away like a traditional wooden nest box. Swift numbers are declining, in part because of the loss of nesting sites. Installing a swift box is a great way to help these birds and to ensure their continued presence in our surroundings. There is an opening at the back of the box for easy cleaning with the nest entrance on the underside of the box. This type of entrance is preferred by swifts but discourages house sparrows and starlings from occupying the box. This box should be installed at least five metres above the ground, ensuring that there is unobstructed access for birds entering and leaving. If possible, boxes should be sited under the shelter of eaves or overhanging roofs. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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The FSC certified WoodStone Swift Nest Box is constructed entirely out of WoodStone meaning it is long lasting and won’t rot away like a traditional wooden nest box. Swift numbers are declining, in part because of the loss of nesting sites. Installing a swift box is a great way to help these birds and to ensure their continued presence in our surroundings. There is an opening at the back of the box for easy cleaning with the nest entrance on the underside of the box. This type of entrance is preferred by swifts but discourages house sparrows and starlings from occupying the box. This box should be installed at least five metres above the ground, ensuring that there is unobstructed access for birds entering and leaving. If possible, boxes should be sited under the shelter of eaves or overhanging roofs.

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