Starling Boxes 3S


w.o. additional predator protection





[Pic. 1]: Starling Box 3S


[Pic. 2]: Starling Box 3S



[Pic. 3]: Fixing



[Pic. 4]: Clutch of Starling eggs

Starlings are often seen as a problem at certain times of the year and in particular regions. They are highly adaptable, feed in flocks and can soon use up readily available sources of food However, we should not forget the ecological benefits that they provide as an important form of pest control. For example, they limit the numbers of crane flies, green oak leaf rollers and gypsy moths.

We supply two well-proven types of nest box, both of which are just as likely to provide overnight shelter for Great Spotted, Middle Spotted and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. When there are fewer Starlings, other species such as Pied Flycatchers and Nuthatches may breed in these boxes. Because of the relatively large entrance hole, the interior is well lit which encourages occupation.
 
Ornithologists advise that a perch below the entrance hole is unnecessary because the birds will happily use the roof of the box.

SCHWEGLER offers two nest box designs for Starlings:

  Starling Box 3S   (w.o. predator protection), see below
  Starling Box 3SV (with integrated predator protection)



Starling Box 3S



Material:
SCHWEGLER wood-concrete

These boxes are supplied with hangers and aluminium nails.

Dimensions:
Interior of nesting chamber: 14 cm
Width of entrance hole: 45 mm


Occupants: Starlings.

Overnight shelter for Great Spotted, Middle Spotted and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. When there are fewer Starlings, other species such as Pied Flycatchers and Nuthatches may breed in these boxes.
 
 
  
  
Starling Box 3S order no.: 00 162 / 7