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 Barn Swallows and House Martins. A variety of 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 vincinity 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.
House Martin Nest No. 9B
The Double House Martin Nest 9B with nesting bowls made of breathable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete and multiplex bracket (angled board) has been developed as an alternative to the House Martin Nest 9A on page 39. In this House Martin Nest the entries are orientated towards the front. The nesting bowls are easy to remove and push in thanks to their metal clip holders. For details of hanging up, occupancy, breeding period, cleaning and acceptance please see 9A.
We supply the wooden parts of Nest No. 9B and the Droppings Board No. 9B in untreated wood. Although not absolutely necessary, it is advisable to coat the multiplex bracket with wax, wood stain or (façade) paint before installing it, to minimise discoloration caused by the weather. Please do not coat the nest dishes, to ensure they remain fully breathable for successful breeding.
Hanging site: Under eaves on the external wall of buildings. Please ensure you hang it on side protected from the weather. House Martins do not breed within buildings.
Material: Nesting bowls made of SCHWEGLER wood-concrete on 12 mm multiplex bracket.
Dimensions: W 46 x H 11 x D 15.5 cm.
Weight: approx. 3.2 kg.
» ACCESSORIES: Droppings Board for House Martin Nest No. 9B
Bestellnummer: 00 312/6
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