[Postscript July 2015: A pair has raised 2 chicks in the the right hand box. The pair in the external heat-proof box has again raised 2 chicks]
|The original double-walled external nest box and entrances to 3 new internal nest boxes|
|Model 400 air brick liner 220 x 200 x 65mm|
We previously described the success of a single, heat-proof nest box on the outside of Judith Wakelam's bungalow in Worlington. As Judith wished to have more nest boxes we decided to build 3 nestboxes inside the attic, rather than add more outside on this south-facing gable end.
A hole was made in the outer wall by removing 50mm from each side of a vertical bond in the brickwork, leaving a space big enough for half a brick - the size of the entrance piece. This can be done very neatly by drilling a hole through the mortar then using a sabre saw to cut the brick.
|Bill Murrells installing the entrances. Photo Judith Wakelam|
|Bill finishing off the installation. Photo Judith Wakelam|
Each box was fitted with a soft fibre-board nest concave.