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Friday, June 26, 2009

Some Interesting Observations While In KB !!!

These might be of interest to all my blog readers.

While entering the three BHs in KB I found the followings that might teach you something:-

1) The owner uses only two sounds. One external sound at the entrance window and the entrance tunnel and one internal sound (mating sound) inside the BH. I took a copy of each sound as my collection.

2) The type of tweeter used at the entrance hole were those made of metal and coil type. As usual the sound from these metal tweeters are loud and with lots of echos. Internally the owner use the piezo medium size tweeters.

3) In one of the houses, the internal tweeters were not on the nesting planks but mounted on the cement walls. The birds obviously built their nest near the tweeters, on the cement walls and not the nesting planks (very often).

4) There were many nests that were build on the metal hangers used to hold those nesting planks to the ceilings.

5) Most of the nests were build very closed to the walls or those wide beams. Their preference of the wall can be due to feeling of more secured or the wall provide them with additional darkness.

6) The owner never believed in using any humidifiers. He believed that they are too noisy. Due to this believe all his bird houses and very dry and most of the nests were thin, dry and with cracks. Humidity were below 68% RH. I guess similar to the outside air. That is not a good thing to believe in. He should at least use other methods like water spray or mist generator type of spray by using water hose during the monthly visit.

7) The sight of bat in one of the BH was not a very good sign. I told the owner to quickly use those fish net to catch and kill the bat. If not there will be more that will colonies the house. Once this happen the house is doom.

8) The owner never apply insecticide on a regularly. There were lots of cockroaches in one of the BH. They seem to on the floor, the walls and the nesting planks. Their hide out were the gap between the nesting planks and the walls. My advise to the owner to use Fendona on a more regular basis.

9) One of the BH was once attacked by those owls. They stay for almost three weeks and nearly two third of the birds population were gone. They managed to kill the owl but there were no measures taken to ensure that the same attack will repeated.

10) The birds seem to love to take a morning drink. It seems that they prefer to turn towards the river when they comes out of the house. Upon reaching the river most of them will swoop down and touches the water surface taking their morning sip.

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