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06 Jul, 2013 13:33:54 BST
LLANELLI, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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This is the Glastir Discount Special - 20 x Boxes of any combination - £100 + VAT FREE DELIVERY
A FULL VAT INVOICE WILL BE SUPPLIED.
Simply tell us at checkout the number of bird boxes and the number of bat boxes you require.
These Bird Boxes are made to Glastir standards.
Bird boxes will be supplied with a mixture of holes sizes complete with metal protection plate unless specified at checkout.
Our Bird boxes are made from rough sawn pressure treated softwood, which means they don’t need any further treatment from you and are ready to be sited. We do not use Chromated Copper Arsenate pressure treated timber.
The timber we use is 25mm thick which gives excellent strength and insulation. There are drainage holes in the bottom of the box. The lids are easily removed by the removal of 3 stainless steel screws. All bird boxes have an entrance hole of 25mm to suit blue, coal and marsh tits, however boxes with other sized holes can be supplied for not extra cost. Bird boxes supplied with 25mm holes come with a metal plate fitted to the entrance hole to protect from woodpeckers and squirrels at no extra cost. Bird boxes with larger holes do not come with metal plates.
Typical hole sizes:
25mm for blue, coal and marsh tits
28mm for great tits, tree sparrows and pied flycatchers
32mm for house sparrows and nuthatches
Open boxes for Robins and Pied Wagtails
Each order will be supplied with a mixture of the above sizes unless specified at checkout.
For most of the species listed, boxes may be positioned at heights of between 1.2 and 5 metres on either trees or buildings. Convenience for inspection (where necessary) should be carefully assessed in the light of the need to protect boxes from human or predator interference.
Strap box to tree or use headless or domed aluminium nails (less damaging to saws and chipping machinery) which are not fully hammered home as this allows the tree to push the box off without splitting.
Care should be taken to shelter boxes from prevailing wind, rain and strong sunlight. An entrance facing somewhere between North and East is best.
These Bat Boxes are made to Glastir standards.
Bats will quickly adopt suitable new roost sites following investigation during the course of nightly foraging. Boxes placed on trees or buildings can attract bats, especially if these are placed in areas which lack existing roosts but are close to feeding areas.
Our Bat boxes are made from rough sawn softwood, as wood preservatives are harmful to bats. We do not use Chromated Copper Arsenate pressure treated timber. Rough sawn timber allows bats to land and crawl over the box to investigate it.
The timber we use is 25mm thick which gives excellent strength and insulation. The lids are easily removed by the removal of 3 stainless steel screws.
Strap the box to the tree or use headless or domed aluminium nails (less damaging to saws and chipping machinery) which are not fully hammered home as this allows the tree to push the box off without splitting.
Locate where bats are known to feed and where there are few potential roosts. Chose sheltered and wind-free areas which are exposed to the sun for part of the day. Ideal locations are woodland rides and glades, or close to a marsh, pond or river.
All boxes need to be clear of crowding branches to allow direct and easy access to the box entrance. Large, fast, high-flying bats such as noctules prefer roosts over 5 metres above the ground, while long-eared bats and pipistrelles use boxes as low as 1.5m above the ground.
Bats will often use boxes as temporary roosts for a few years before breeding in them. Both bats and their roosts are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 which makes it an offence to disturb, handle or kill bats. Check for occupancy of the installed box by watching at dusk but once you have found bats you will need a licence to inspect them. Do not inspect boxes between June and mid-August when bats are giving birth and lactating. If boxes are not used for two or three years, move them to a fresh site.
Please see my website for further details www.glastirbirdboxes.co.uk
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