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Do I put a perch on the front of my nestboxs

  • Hi .do I put a perch on  the front  of  my nestboxs. Please  let me know .

  • Hi Tina is there a specific reason you need to put a perch on your nest boxes?

    A lot of them don't have any perches (all mine don't) but if you want to put some on then all you need to do is drill a hole below the entrance hole and use something like an old branch or a bit of wooden dowel.

    I'm not sure but I think a lot of nest boxes don't have perches because it stops other birds looking into them.

  • Think I might have read your question wrong.

    Are you asking if you need to put perches on them?

  • Alan
    Think I might have read your question wrong.

    I was wondering why you would need to put a small fish on the front.!! ;-)

    Seriously though, I wouldn't personally put a perch on a nestbox. As Alan says, it allows larger birds to more easily predate the nest.

  • Hi  Alan thanks  for  letting me know. From  Tina smith