Blue Tit Nest Box & Bird Boxes

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    Blue tits are some of the most beautiful and recognisable birds in the whole of the UK. This means that when we're considering how a garden bird might nest, they're at the top of our list of concerns.

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    Beach Hut Nest Box Mid Blue
    Beach Hut Nest Box Mid Blue
    £12.99
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    Dovecote Nest Box
    Dovecote Nest Box
    £54.99
    Timeless Multi-Species Bird House
    £39.99
    Blue Tit Box/bitumen Roof
    Blue Tit Box/bitumen Roof
    £18.00
    Birdhouse Blue Tit In Giftbox
    Birdhouse Blue Tit In Giftbox
    £19.99
    Tahera - Artisan Bird Nester
    Tahera - Artisan Bird Nester
    £17.99
    New England Nest Box
    £24.99
    Bird House Great Tit In Giftbox
    Bird House Great Tit In Giftbox
    £25.99
    Farmhouse Bird House
    Farmhouse Bird House
    £30.99
    Blue Tit Bird House(white)
    Blue Tit Bird House( white)
    £16.99
    Giant Roost Nest Pocket
    Giant Roost Nest Pocket
    £10.99
    Curve, Cavity Nest Box
    Curve, Cavity Nest Box
    £24.99
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    Forest Bird Nestbox and Feeder
    Forest Bird Nestbox and Feeder
    £19.99

    Our range of garden nest boxes for blue tits will be sure to help any blue tits that you have in your garden find a home quickly and easily. This will ensure that they've got a simple, safe, and comfortable home to come back to whenever they might need to, as well as one that's dry.

    Our nest box range comes with a range of different methods to secure nest boxes in places that will be ideal for the birds in your garden.

    Generally speaking, the best method that we would recommend with out boxes is to secure them using simple screws - these will hold fast against weather, and support a number of feathered friends all at once.

    A nesting bird pair is a deeply sweet thing to have in your garden, and our range of nest boxes will ensure that any birds that make their way into your garden will be happy, safe, and cared for - that's precisely what any bird might want.

    Nest Boxes

    Nest boxes on the whole are quite simple affairs - they're generally small, square boxes with an entrance hole on just one side. Typically, they also have a sloped roof to aid water flowing off the roof, and some form of perch just outside the entrance,

    Our range of bird boxes is specially built to ensure that no birds larger than common birds can get into bird boxes. The last thing you want in your garden is for a predator to gain access to a nest box full of birds. Young birds, small birds, and others will be safe in our well-made nest boxes.

    Blue Tits

    Blue tits are famous for enjoying a good bird box - they're only small birds themselves, which means that they spend a lot of time seeking out shelter and ensuring that they're as safe as possible. A part of this is to ensure that they track down a nest box at the start of the breeding season so that they can live as a nesting pair within a good nest box.

    Bird Nest Box

    Blue tits aren't the only birds that enjoy using a nest box, of course - plenty of birds nest in boxes when they have the opportunity. House sparrows are another example of a bird that loves to use a bird box - both house sparrows and tree sparrows are small enough to get into the entrance hole of a nesting box when seeing refuge from predators.

    When you're dealing with a bird's nest box in your garden, it's worth considering the prevailing wind direction and any strong sunlight in your garden.

    The function of a nest box is to provide shelter for the birds that live within it. To that end, steering clear of more aggressive conditions will help loose colonies to find a home easily.

    Do blue tits rear chicks?

    Most birds, the blue tit included, rear chicks during their nesting season. The nesting season is a little different for each bird, but a nest box with a clear flight path in and out will certainly attract a blue tit mating pair to ensure that they lay their clutch, incubate them, and allow them to grow large enough for them to fly the nest.

    What time of year do blue tits nest?

    The nesting season differs for different birds throughout the UK, with robins generally being the earliest, getting to nesting sites from mid-January onwards. The blue tit, however, typically starts the mating season anywhere between March and June.

    Generally, a parent bird or a pair of nesting birds will move into the nest box at first before collecting nesting materials to be sure that they're making a good home.

    This can include wood shavings, twigs, and leaves - anything that fits through the entrance hole is fair game to a blue tit!

    After they've built the nest, taking a few feeding stops at a bird table, of course, they'll start to lay their first clutch of five to twelve eggs. Great tits, blue tits, and other wildlife will all then incubate their eggs until they hatch.

    How long do blue tits nest for?

    Blue tits can nest for quite a while. Their nesting season lasts from March to June, so they can nest for up to that long in some cases.

    Blue tits are like great tits in this case, as their chicks fledge at eighteen days old, after fourteen days of incubation, before then becoming totally independent at four weeks old.

    Blue tits can have two clutches in a single year, meaning that if they get started early in March, they could conceivably have two clutches in your garden, allowing them to stay there for a total of four months in total.

    It's worth saying, however, that this is quite rare. Generally, parent birds and garden birds will move to a different nesting site after they've laid and raised their first clutch.

    Where do blue tits nest?

    Blue tits tend to nest in small holes in trees, where they feel safe and protected from the elements.

    This is the same for a number of our small, avian friends since they really enjoy making sure that they and their young are totally safe.

    This is the environment that our nest boxes recreate, keeping blue tits in a safe environment from other animals.

    Do blue tits abandon their nests?

    Sometimes, yes, they do. The reason for this is that it's quite rare for a bird to have two clutches in the same nest. Instead, they're liable to have their first clutch in one nest, before moving to another one, and having a second clutch in another nest.

    How many broods do blue tits have?

    Blue tits will generally have two broods in a year, which means that they could, conceivably, use your garden for a whole four months! This is quite unlikely, though, as they commonly leave their first nest in search of another after their first brood.