A guide to choosing the perfect location for your nest box.

When it comes to nest boxes, any box is better than no box. Nevertheless, if you want to attract a particular species or have a box ready to put up, it's always best to consider what is safe and appealing to our feathered friends.

With some thoughtful positioning and safety from predators (watch out for cats and squirrels), a nest box could give a much needed home to a breeding bird and bring a flurry of life to your garden. Here's my guide to help you get started.