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Last spring there was a pair of robins, a pair of wrens and a pair of blackbirds, all of which had successful nests in one Climbing Hydrangea on the wall of my office - from that I take it that different breeds will tolerate other nests nearby - our blue tits raised two broods in a nest box fixed at about 6 ft height facing nor' nor' west on the trunk of a mature ash tree. The things to think about are a sheltered perching point about 12 - 20 ft away and a clear flight path from there to the nestbox.
Info about how to fix here http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/nestboxes/smallbirds/siting.aspx
Dove, I think I'm hooked; have downloaded plans for bird boxes. Bird B&B will hopefully be up and running soon
Any problems about making them from exterior plywood???
Absolutely no problems with using exterior plywood, Bob.