Swallow Nests



It is increasingly difficult for Swallows and House Martins to find suitable nest-building material in our modern world. The mud they do find, if any, is often poor quality. In addition, the walls of buildings are nowadays often very smooth As a result, nests tend to fall down, sometimes with the nestlings inside. In many places, the vibration caused by heavy vehicles shakes the nests loose.

Our SCHWEGLER Nests, made of wood-concrete with a 75% wood content, are far superior to natural nests and are a direct way to help Swallows.

A variety models is available for different locations and species. In many regions the entire swallow population depends on artificial nesting aids.

Swallows are popular birds and are regarded as the bringers of good luck. They feed on flying insects such as swarms of greenfly, crane flies, mosquitoes and houseflies. They prefer to hunt in the immediate vicinity of their nesting sites.

Advantages of SCHWEGLER nests:

  unlimited life
  breathable material ensures a balanced temperature
  easy to clean and inspect
  vibration does not dislodge them
  swallows can occupy the nests as soon as they return from their winter quarters in Africa

Installation details are included with each nest.



[Pic.1]: Swallow & Nest No.10
 




[Pic.2]: Swallow & Nest No.10


 

Swallow Nest No. 10


(Single, bowl-shaped nest)
 

These nesting aids are installed singly. Although Barn Swallows are sociable birds, the nests should not be placed directly adjacent to one another but at intervals of approximately 1 m.
 
Material:
Nesting bowl of wood-concrete and wooden panel of formaldehyde-free chipboard.
 
Height above ground:
Distance between top of nest and ceiling at least 6 cm.
 
Site:
Inside buildings of all kinds, porches, livestock sheds, barns, sewage works, etc. Always ensure unobstructed access through open windows and skylights.
 
Period spent by the birds in Central Europe:
Arrival at end of March through to April, departure end of July through to early October.
 
Distribution:
Europe, Asia, North Africa, North America. Only a few areas in Europe are not colonised. Breeds regularly up to 1,500 m above sea level.
 
Breeding period:
Eggs laid end of April though to mid-July. Regularly two broods annually, occasionally three.

Cleaning:
Not absolutely necessary but recommended. Cleaning is simple due to the bowl-shaped nest.
 
Dimensions:
Height: 11 cm, length: 25 cm and depth: 14 cm

Weight: ca. 0,9 kg
 
 
  
Swallow Nest No. 10 order no.: 00 330 / 0