Swallow Nest Cups-Set of 2
Hand made in the USA of sturdy pine, these nesting cups will encourage Barn Swallows to take up residence at your place! Swallow nest cups may be placed under eaves on the porch, garage, or any other location that's protected from sun, rain and wind.
Try not to place nest cups in corners, allowing approximately two feet of space from the corner makes the location more appealing to swallows. They prefer to have full access to their nest.. flying in or out from the left and to the right.
Features two counter sunk holes for easy mounting. Swallows will reuse these nest cups year after year. A fun bird to observe, Swallows are very beneficial to your habitat too.
Weight is approximately 1 lb. each.
Set of two nest cups.
Measures: 6 x 6 x 4
Made in the USA
A bit of background:
Current agricultural practices ie. buildings etc. are not conducive to nesting. Swallows can not attach their nests to smooth lumber, steel or vinyl. They need help! This artist did some research and came up with a terrific nesting cup to help barn swallows thrive. Upon a trial of 30 or so cups, he found they worked perfectly! There was a 50% occupancy rate. Over the next few years the nest cups were placed in different locations, in culverts, under the roads, under bridges, etc. The Barn Swallow population in this area now flourishes and thrives thanks to the efforts of one concerned craftsman.
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