|A DIY uPVC box and 3 Schwegler 17's|
|Occupied artificial House Martin|
Nests under normal eaves
Maurice's boxes have a plywood floor, which gives some absorbency.
In 2015, Maurice had 2 pairs of Swifts, in his own-designed nest boxes, as well as 1 pair in a Schwegler box. 2 more pairs took up residence during the summer in Schweglers, building nests, with several birds investigating other boxes.
|Occupied artificial House Martin |
nests under simulated eaves
The simulated eaves are also made of uPVC, so they should have a long life.
|An artificial House Martin |
nest beneath a uPVC Swift box
Maurice fitted a uPVC double box on his neighbour's house and another near neighbour has put up 2 of John Stimpson's Zeist boxes, with another 2 to be put up this winter.