Our robust cups are designed to brave all weather conditions, ensuring a secure and cozy home for house martins, and occasionally, swallows. They promise to stand the test of time, offering a permanent nesting solution. Should you want to remove and dispose of one of our cups, they are fully biodegradable in the right conditions.
Hanging a House Martin cup is a breeze. The pre-shaped screw holes ensure a hassle-free fixing of the mounting bracket to any surface. The cup fits snugly onto the bracket, providing a stable and inviting nesting spot. The lattice like structure that is built within the cups’ walls acts as a trap for air and gives the cup an element of insulation – protecting the birds from both excessive heat and cold.
Placing Your House Martin Cup:
Height: Hang the House Martin cup at a medium height of 4 to 6 meters (13 to 20 feet) from the ground. House Martins prefer nesting in elevated locations, such as under eaves or building ledges.
Open Habitat: Position the cup in open areas with clear airspace, preferably near water bodies or open spaces where House Martins can forage for insects – their preferred prey.
Orientation: Face the entrance of the cup towards a sheltered direction, away from prevailing winds and direct sunlight. This provides a cosy and protected environment for nesting House Martins.
Clear Flight Path: Ensure there are no obstacles obstructing the flight path to the cup, such as branches or wires. House Martins need a clear approach and departure route for easy access.
Privacy and Seclusion: Choose a location away from high human activity or disturbance. House Martins prefer quiet and secluded environments for nesting and raising their young.
With our House Martin cup, you create an opportunity to witness the delightful behaviours of these fascinating birds in your own outdoor space.