Although my garden is quite open, and dont have any mature trees or bushes i still wanted to put up a nest box. As the garden centre had them for half price i did not want to pass up the chance of at least trying to attract a nesting couple.
The only place that i could think of to put it thats out of the way, was right in the top of the front door porch. Has plenty of shelter up there and is facing roughly N.E. Like birds get used to people in the garden, i am hoping that if used will get used to me coming and going. But for the small price i paid for the box it has to be worth a try.