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 Donations).
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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.