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Woodpecker nest box-gardenature.co.uk
inside the woodpecker box,
nest box for woodpeckers. gardenature.co.uk
greater spotted woodpecker. gardenature.co.uk

Woodpecker Nesting Box

Manufactured from Western red Cedar, this woodpecker nesting box will need very little maintenance.

  • Handmade 21mm Western Red Cedar (PEFC certified) woodpecker nesting box
  • Nest box hole part drilled to 45mm, the woodpeckers will complete the excavation! 


The Woodpecker Nest Box

Our nest box for woodpeckers offers market leading quality, durability and great value for money. Handmade in our UK workshops from high grade 21mm PEFC Western Red Cedar (responsibly sourced) this woodpecker box design follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB. The nestbox hole is 45mm which has only been partly drilled, there are 4 drain holes in the bird box floor. The front and top panels are screwed for ease of cleaning out which is recommended to be in the months of September and October. A quick release camera mounting bracket and cable tray is already fitted should you wish to add a gardenature camera kit at a later date.

Woodpecker Facts  - BTO

Great Spotted Woodpeckers are about the same size as Starlings. They are common birds of parkland and woodland but often feed in gardens. Great Spotted Woodpecker juveniles have red foreheads that are replaced by black as they moult in the autumn. Adult males then have a red nape but females have no red on their head at all and all these differences in plumage are easy to see.
Although attractive, Great Spotted Woodpeckers can make themselves unpopular by drilling holes in nest boxes and eating young birds. To get them to use nest boxes you need to put a lump of soft wood inside, so that they can hollow out the nest cavity for themselves. The male sits on the nest at night and a female may well use a near-by nest box to roost in.

  • Large nest box with hole 45 - 50mm Hole
  • Nest height: 3m-5m above ground
  • No nest is made
  • Egg laying Starts between late April and mid June
  • 4 to 6 eggs. White
  • Incubation time: 14-16 days
  • Nestlings fledge after 20-24 days