Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Still On Bird Sound Collection !!!
I met a new blog reader today and he seem not to read my blog from the beginning.
I wrote a few articles on how important it is to have a good collection of bird sounds.
His reason for meeting me was to purchase the "Black Cloud", "Duress", "Mating & Baby" and the "Colony Sound".
We met during lunch hour and have about 45 minutes discussion on his problems with his Bukit Beruntung BH.
He carried out the conversion himself and from what I can gathered he seem to have very little knowledge on the dos and don't of converting a BH.
One of the biggest problem was on the sound collection. He got not more then 3 sounds. The internal, the external and the test call sound.
He got them from a friend. His main problem now is that the birds seem to not entering the house after almost 9 months. No signs of the bird shits and even flying in during the day time.
Without visiting his BH I assumed that he need to get a better sound tracks. Get at least four good external sounds, two the internal sounds. If he is adventurous get two for the pooling sounds.
If he can he need to start his sound library by looking into exchanging the sounds he has with others or perhaps buy from those who sells the items.
I prescribed a total of 20 sounds for the external, 5 for the internal and 5 for the pooling.
I told him not to rush into buying these sounds but have that in mind so that when ever he met any people with the same interest, he might want to exchange with them or when he visited any BH accessories shop he might want to add a few new one.
Before buying any of these sound, I advised him to get the chance to listen to the first 15 seconds. See it they are already bought them and already in his collection.
It will be a shear waste of monies when he buys and found out that he already got them at home.
He also need to learn to differentiate between the four sounds. The external, the internal, the pooling and test sounds. Take some time to listen to all those tracks and recognise their differences.
It might be difficult in the beginning but once you get the hang of it you will be able to differentiate them.
Yes take some time to learn something new and try to set a plan in improving your BH nests population.
I always inspires new BH owners to be a multiple discipline person. You need to be the Carpenter, the wire man, the sound engineer, the contractor, the aroma specialist, the insect generator, the pesticide man and so on.
There is nothing then knowing every thing that are essential to run the BH to its optimum.
After the short meeting, he called back saying that he learned so much from the that short meeting and would like to thank me for being so informative.
These were some of the points discussed:
1) How many sounds should I have to be a successful BH owner?
2) How do I select the top or the dog kennel entries?
3) Do I need to instal the hexagonal tweeters?
4) Where do I place the tower?
5) How do I distribute the external sound tweeters so that the birds will enter my BH and goes to the back?
6) Do I need to use those Aromas and how to begin with?
7) Do I need to rotate the external sounds and when should I change them?
8) Can I combine the sound playing timing so that I can maximise the pooling sound and how?
9) What time should I stop the external sound?