Making a bird box is one of the many ways you can create nesting habitats for birds in your garden.
This project uses a single piece of wood, costing just a couple of pounds, cut into six sections. Make sure you site your nesting box at least two metres off the ground, away from predators, strong sunlight and wind. A north-east facing spot is best but other aspects may also work if sufficient shade prevents overheating in summer.
If you have house sparrows visiting your garden, group two or three nest boxes close together, as they tend to nest in loose colonies.
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Follow our steps to creating a bird box, below.