single, bowl-shaped nest
It is increasingly difficult for Swallows and House Martins to find suitable nest-building material in our modern world. The mud they do find, if any, is often poor quality. In addition, the walls of buildings are nowadays often very smooth As a result, nests tend to fall down, sometimes with the nestlings inside. In many places, the vibration caused by heavy vehicles shakes the nests loose.
Swallows are popular birds and are regarded as the bringers of good luck. They feed on flying insects such as swarms of greenfly, crane flies, mosquitoes and houseflies. They prefer to hunt in the immediate vicinity of their nesting sites.
Advantages of SCHWEGLER-nests:
• unlimited life
• breathable material ensures a balanced temperature
• easy to clean and inspect
• vibration does not dislodge them
• swallows can occupy the nests as soon as they return from their winter quarters in Africa
Siting and positioning:
These nesting aids are installed singly. Although Barn Swallows are sociable birds, the nests should not be placed directly adjacent to one another but at intervals of approximately 1 m.
Cleaning and inspection:
Can be used for years without cleaning. However, if possible it is advisable to inspect the nests frequently and to clean them if necessary.
Bowl-shaped nest made of air-permeable wood-concrete and a backing board made of exterior grade, formaldehyde-free chipboard to prevent warping.
• backingboard with 1 nest-bowl
Natural cipboard and grey nest bowl
The chipboard can be overpainted to mattch the colour of the facade,
W 25 x H 11 x D 14 cm