Posted: 23/10/2013 at 09:19
Please, please don't have your box south facing, where it will get the sun. I stupidly positioned one on the front of my garage last year, 'coz it looked nice at the front of the garage', and I thought I could watch the parent birds come and go. I was absolutely devastated to find that a whole family of baby coaltits had suffocated in the blistering sun. I've now moved the box to the back of the garage, where it is not in the sun, but is out of chillling winds, and has the protection of a laurel hedge nearby. Not sure if anything nested in it this year, as I'm yet to look at the box, and clean it out ready for next year.
Good luck with getting nesting birds
I do agree with you, Kezza. I was going on the assumption that the nest would be going onto a tree, which is where we put ours and there it is shaded by the leaves. I wouldn't put one on a south facing wall either.