Swallows will readily adopt these nestcups which are based on the size and shape of natural swallow nests. The nest cup is ideal for placing in garages, sheds, stables, barns or even beneath archways. It provides somewhere secure for swallows to nest and means that swallows use less energy to produce their nest and do not need to find suitable nest building mud (can be in short supply in dry Springs). The nestcup consists of a moulded resin/concrete bowl with drainage hole, fixed to a 100% recycled plastic backing plate.
The nest cup is easy to fix to your wall, it slots over two screws with a third hole at the base for securing it in place. Removal for cleaning after the breeding season is also easy, simply undo the screw at the base and lift off.
Swallows are sociable birds but the nest cups should not be placed too close together. A minimum distance of 1m between nest cups is suggested. To ensure the swallows have sufficient room in the nest cup and when arriving and leaving there should be at least 6cm free space above the nestcup. When choosing a suitable spot for the nest it is essential that birds have constant access throughout the breeding season.
- Artificial swallow nest cup designed to attract swallows.
- Nest cup based on the size and shape of natural swallow nests.
- Moulded resin/concrete bowl fixed to 100% recycled plastic backing plate.