|16 nest-boxes on a 10 metre pole|
The tower is located on top of a 10 metre high pole, which is collapsible: the top part of the pole can be folded down. This enables later adjustments to be made, and checking for occupancy after the breeding season.
|Solar panel for attraction calls|
Congratulations to all who contributed to this project. About the pole itself, one or two points occur to us. The pole is quite tall and slender, so it would be advisable to keep an eye on it during windy periods to see how stable it is. We note the hooligan barriers around the nearby trees, which suggests that similar barriers might be needed around the pole. The access holes seem a tad large, certainly large enough for Starlings to gain access. The best advice is that the access hole of a Swift box should be no more than 30mm in height. Width is less critical, 65-75mm being adequate.