UK starling populations have plummeted by about two-thirds since the 1970s. The good news is that they readily take to new nest boxes. You can put up a starling box whenever you like, but early spring is ideal - ready for the nesting season, which starts in April.
Our Starling nest box is a scaled-up version of the Tit box, is made from 9 mm plywood, and has a 45 mm entrance hole. Starlings will readily use nest boxes placed high up under the eaves of a building. Since these birds nest in loose colonies, two or three can be sited spaced out on the same side of the house. Keep these away from areas where house martins normally nest. We will install them for you for a small extra charge (see price list).
Click here for more advice from RSPB.
Our boxes are available to collect on Wednesday mornings from our base in Winter Hill Road, Cookham Dean SL6 6PJ, or at other times/locations by prior arrangement. Contact us for further information.
Saturday 1st February 2020 at Braywick Nature Centre
The wildlife visiting your garden this Spring will be on the lookout for shelter from the cold and a place to breed - and you can help.
Wild Maidenhead and Bisham Nest Box Group are teaming up for this special annual Homes For Wildlife event at Braywick Nature Centre on Saturday 1st February 2020. There will be a range of boxes to see and buy for garden birds, owls, kestrels, swifts, hedgehogs bees and bats.
We will be running a garden bird box assembly workshop for families, so there will be lots of hammering going on!
There will be experts on hand to answer your questions about siting, observing and maintaining boxes. Refreshments including homemade cake will be available. There will be a suggested £3 donation from all those coming (refundable if you buy a box!) to support the work of Wild Maidenhead.
01 Feb, 10:00 – 13:00
Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1UU
Click here for more details and to book your place: https://www.meetup.com/WildMaidenhead/events/267252665