Saturday, August 8, 2009
Pekan Sedili Blue BH Visit !!!
While in Pekan Sedili, Johor, I was given the opportunity to enter a 1.5 years old BH with about 800 nests.
My main aim was to have a good look at the dual entry concept that I believed will greatly helps in getting your BH populated much faster then using only one entry type.
This blue colored BH was about 36'X 100' and three stories high. The house looks like a school with proper windows and steel bars.
Located very closed to the Pekan Sedili, Johor surrounded by a few residential houses.
The owner placed the entrance holes in the middle part of the building. According to him this design will minimise those noise pollution. Yes I think it does.
The fenced land area was about 0.5 acres. The excess land area was planted with mainly sweet potatoes.
Ground floor a caretaker have a small room together with the data center.
Once you enter the BH, the floor were pretty full of birds inside. That was at about 11.00 am in the morning.
Make a short tour on the ground floor and then the owner quickly took me to the higher floors. I was very fascinated with the number of partitioning he put in.
His views might not be the same as others but most important was that it works. There were lots of birds in the whole house.
The biggest mistakes he admitted was to adopt the two tier nesting planks arrangement system. According to him the two tier will cause many of the lower tier contaminated with droppings. This will eventually cause the birds to avoid building their nests on those affected planks.
One more set back were those corner covers located at the lower tier. Those birds seem to like building their nest on the top of the corner covers. This will make the shape not attractive.
Mr. T now have decided not to use this double tier any longer but go for 4 tiers condo on the walls areas.
I have a very good looked at the dual entrance concept and I am amazed with the whole idea.
They do bring in a lots of those wild birds.....