Bird boxes to replace hedge cut short

Some weeks ago Jackie and I went to the allotment for a few hours. Jackie weeded and I cut the hedge low. A huge heap of cuttings can be seen behind Jackie, as well as some of the cleaned beds she created.

Jackie poses in front of weede beds and heap of hedge cuttings

Jackie poses in front of weeded beds and heap of hedge cuttings

But I felt very bad because a pair of robins kept very close to me, peering out at me from within the hedge all the time I worked. Later a pair of bluetits came in to silently support the robins, but sculking lower down. So when I read that Lidl was about to offer cheap birdboxes I walked over there and bought two. I have added butyl rubber as a better roof, and just after the picture below was taken, I painted the outside of both with a water-based Ronseal. But only after checking with my Nestboxes book by Chris du Feu that such a paint would be OK.

Only £4 each, but upgraded with extra roof and a coat of innocuous preservative

Only £4 each, but upgraded with extra roof and a coat of innocuous preservative

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