2dCousinDave wrote: Iris, my nest box opens from the top AND from the front. I made it myself so that I could get more light. The top hinges back and has a hook to keep it closed when the wind blows hard. Then the front panel pivots from the bottom so there is nothing in the way when I want to take a picture. The top is steeped so that I have enough head room to mount the nest cam out of their way. You can see the wire running from the nest cam.