Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Nestbox Cleaning Time

The Three Nest boxes I put up a few years back have proved their worth, by producing Blue tits and Sparrows.

One of them I thought was not being used because of it's location close to my door, but this year I saw Sparrows coming and going with nesting materials. 

Having checked the RSPB website on when and how to clean out the nest boxes, it appears that from now on after the nesting season is the time to sterilise them and make ready for next season.

Pouring boiling water into the boxes should kill any parasites, then let them dry thoroughly. They might be used over the winter as shelter, if a little wood shavings or hay is put inside.

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