Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

Flycatcher Nest Box Plans

Pied flycatchers will readily use nest boxes. They will even breed in new nest boxes provided these are up when the birds return in the spring. In areas within its breeding range the pied flycatcher is a species which can be encouraged almost more than any other by the provision of nest boxes. It is a nest box user of the first degree. Because of the reduction in the area of natural woodland containing old trees with plenty of holes and cavitics, the pied flycatcher now breeds almost...

Triangular nest boxes

At one time shops in Sweden used to sell a triangular nest box with 18 cm sides, 16 cm internal depth, and an inner floor with 6 cm sides. On the one hand it was so small and cramped that no birds could manage to stay in it, and on the other hand the entrance hole was so high up that it was too narrow. There was an imminent risk of birds bceoming stuck in it. These nest boxes are still set up in many recreational areas. Some books recommend making one's own triangular boxes and sawing away the...