Garden Bird Nesting and Feeder.


 
 
 
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Painted Hexagonal nesting box and feeder.


       Bird nesting box and feeder. A bird family could be living on the first floor, just under the roof and the dining room is on the lower floor. After the first frost just remove the roof and take out the old nest.  Use protective gloves because birds sometimes have fleas and mites,  so a bit of protection is important. Align the nesting box and feeder to the east or southeast, ideally set in the semi-shade eight
 
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to ten metres distance from any other nesting box.
             This bird feeder and nest box  has been treated with a water protective coating. It is recommended that if they are to remain outside in inclement weather that they be resealed every six months. This will keep them fresh and bright, and will help slow the deterioration.We use a Thompson’s water sealer, and an inexpensive pump sprayer, like the one you would use to water indoor plants.
 Note: The pole that is supplied with the feeder should be hammered into the ground to a depth of 15-20 cm.
     We also offer a wall bracket  for this bird feeder if you would prefer, so that it can be attached to a wall, gate post or something similar.
 

These bird feeders and nesting boxes are all handmade and painted so will differ slightly from the ones pictured.
Pole supplied is 4x4x180cm (h)
 
  Dimensions: 29(w)x29(d)x62cm(h)
 
Product Name
Timber
Finish
Price
Quantity & Bracket or Pole
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Hexagonal Tower Bird feeder
(HBFp)
Scandinavian Red Pine
Acrylic paint with water repellent coating.
  
£60,50
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk for a quote for delivery.
 
 
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Long Tailed Tit.

The Long-tailed Tit is an adorable, small, fluffy pinkish bird.
The shoulders and under parts are pinkish. The head has a white crown with black marks above the eyes and into the nape. They have red eye rings and a very small black bill. The black and white tail is very long, over half the length of the bird and the longest tail of any British bird in proportion to its body. The legs are black-brown and its total weight is the same as a ten pence coin.
Juveniles lack pink and have grey-black cheeks.
The Long-tailed Tit is different to other tits. In fact, it isn’t really a tit at all, but of the Aegithalidae family.
They feed mostly on insects and their larvae, and spiders, but also on berries. They are now increasingly feeding from feeders and suet cake in gardens.
Long-tailed tits rarely do anything on their own so if you are lucky enough to see one in your garden have a look for its friends, they won't be far behind!  Their excitement at finding a rich supply of food, or their
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Planter and Obelisk combination.
 
 

Long Tailed Tit.

nervousness when they spot a threat is revealed by an excited, high-pitched twittering and it is this sound that usually alerts the observant bird watcher to their presence. The long-tailed tit’s co-operation doesn’t end with the winter; birds continue to help each other through the breeding season. Often the young of previous years will help their parents to raise the next generation, probably learning a thing or two in the process. One skill they must pick up is how to build the beautiful bottle-shaped nest.
 
 
 
 
 
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Long Tailed Tit.

The Long-tailed Tit's nest is an elastic ball of moss, spiders' webs, lichen, feathers, and hair that is built by both birds in a bush, hedge or tree; brambles and gorse are favourite places. The nest may take up to 3 weeks to build and be lined with more than 2000 feathers.
The female lays and incubates smooth and glossy eggs that are white with purplish-red spots, and are about 14 mm by 10 mm. Both adults feed the newly-hatched young.
Long-tailed Tits are resident and mostly sedentary throughout the UK. Some move short distances from their nesting sites, especially in the winter when families join roaming flocks of up to typically 20 birds, often including other species of Tits, in search of food within a winter feeding territory. Long-tailed Tits seem to be doing well, possibly because of milder winters but also increased use of gardens.
In harsh winters, mortality can be high among these small birds, but they usually recover quickly. In the winter, flocks will huddle together to conserve body heat, sometimes using nest boxes or roosting pockets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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