Every cause tries to lay claim to a week in the PR calendar these days. This week is national nest box week. Hats off to the BTO which succeeded in getting a good piece onto the Today programme this morning, using two architect designed birdboxes as the story.
Both houses are wonderfully creative visions of the sort of homes they would like birds to live in. But if you would rather have something which is easy to make and clean, which naturally blends into your garden there are simpler birdbox designs. If you want to make it a bit more exotic, you could always try a sedum nest box, which is good for the birds and for the environment.