Nest box 3SV

with protection against predators

Enlarged nesting area 14 cm

[Fig. 1]: Nest Box 3SV

[Fig. 2]: Integrated protection
against predators

[Fig. 3]: Nest Box 3SV

[Fig. 4]: On a trunk,
with aluminium nail

[Fig. 5]: Entrance hole 34mm
with Wryneck

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.

Available designs:
  Nest Box 3S   (without special protection)
  Nest Box 3SV with protection against predators

The Nest Box 3SV

The deeper entrance hole of the 3SV model provides protection from cats and martens and has proved highly effective (se Fig. 2). The nesting area is easily accessible by removing the front panel, making it easy to inspect and clean. With its oval entrance hole, inner brood chamber and special floor shape, this model also attracts Wrynecks.

The box is supplied with a hanger and SCHWEGLER Aluminium Nail.

Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete

Available entrance hole sizes:
  Diameter 34 mm,
  Oval 32 x 45 mm,
  Diameter 45 mm


Entrance hole 34 mm:
Coal, Blue, Marsh, Great and Crested Tit, Redstart, Nuthatch, Collard and Pied Flycatcher, Wryneck, Tree and House Sparrow, bats

Nest Box 3SV 34mm Best.Nr.: 00 122 / 1

Oval entrance hole: (32 x 45 mm)
The same occupants as in boxes with entrance hole 34 mm; the larger entrance is recommended when hung in more shaded areas such as ravines and thick woodland.

Nest Box 3SV oval Best.Nr.: 00 125 / 2

Entrance hole 45 mm:

Specially intended for Starlings, although any of the species named above may use it. However, they will be ejected if there are Starlings in the vicinity.
Nest Box 3SV 45mm Best.Nr.: 00 126 / 9