Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Visited Port Dickson Agricultural Land 900 acres !!!
I felt very proud to be invited to view and conduct a bird call test yesterday in Port Dickson, N9.
The invitation was from the chairman of the company who 3 years ago bought the piece of agricultural land, 900 acres.
Huge and slightly on the hilly side.
There seem to be a road under construction by the JKR worth about 30 million ringgit through the land. I bet once the road is ready the land value with increase sharply.
Well since I was invited to the site, I told them to choose the right location. It was about 10.00 am in the morning. Rather late to see any of those swiftlets on the open land at this time of the day.
My target was to be closed to the boundary with the Forest Reserves. These birds usually search for food on the forest canopy at around this time.
1st test was on the open area. Result was not more then 20 birds.
2nd test was on the new road under construction: 120 birds
3rd test was beside the forest boundary: 250 to 500 birds.
4th test was beside a water pond close to the forest boundary: 200 -500 birds.
Interesting, from far you can see those black spots flying above the canopy, the moment you switch on the Duress, they will immediately swarm over the gadget.
The owners and all who were there were impressed and in principal would like to construct one.
I told them to do more tests and make sure that there won't be any surprises.
Will sent to them a new piece of gadget for testing works tomorrow.
I hope they will proceed with the ideaand do not back out within a few short weeks.
at May 27, 2009