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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Shooting Star Sound Was Born!!!

This special article have something to do with the birdcall tests conducted in Kota Kinabalu.

I normally will carry my Acer mini computer with me and inside it are all those selected sounds that I know will be suitable for any BH.

While in KK one of my blog reader insisted to carry out some test using his completed BH.

Since I have never carry out such test in other people BHs I was curious to find out the actual behaviours of those wild birds when different sounds were played.

We started with "Tongkat Ali". Immediately after the sound was played those birds starts to gather around the entrance hole and some will start to enter the BH.The number of circles they make before entering the hole was about 2 to three times.

This behaviour have it own advantages and disadvantages. The circular movements will actually attracts more birds to the house. The disadvantage will be in the possibility of them to enter other people's BH around you.

After 20 minutes of playing and satisfied with all that came enter the hole we switched the sound to D'Honey.

The birds behaviours were almost the same. This time we can see that the circular movement is about 1.5 circle and zoom the enter the hole.

The behaviour patterns is slightly better then the Tongkat Ali but lesser in number of birds responded.

The third sound was marvellous. I called it as "Shooting Star". This third sound seem to make those birds jump straight into the hole without making any circular motions.

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The way they entered was more like being those aeroplane that were short of their jet fuel and they need to land immediately. Or else they will land in the ditch.

Everyone needs to clear the way and straight they go.

I was suprised and puzzled with the results.

How come different sounds have different effect to those birds?

What makes them move in different patterns when we played different sounds?

What would be the most perfect sound to those birds?

I am sure no one can gives me a logical explainations.

My hope is that one day I will find out more about this weired behaviours.

The best lesson that I learned during the call test was that you need to be very observant. Look at the behaviours of every birds that approach the entrance hole and focus on how they enter the hole.

Do they make one circular motion or two or non? How many birds are flying inside the house and how many are flying out?

By knowing their behaviour you can easily judge which sound is good and which are not.

Maybe you should call Pak Harry to bring all good sounds in his collection and test at least 10 of them.

Choose the top three or five and use them in rotation. By adorpting this technique, you are sure of buying a good sound. A set of sounds that are suitable for your area and no guessing works.

Pay a reasonable fee to him but you will no longer have this weired feeling that those sounds are useless. Yes, get the right sound from the beginning. It is better to use the right sound then getting into trouble using a trial and error methods.


Remember wrong sounds will make your BH empty.


Donation: I am sure you have learned something after reading this article. If you feel that the lesson learned deserved an ancourangement you can contribute a some donation to this account: Yayasan Kebajikan Nah Sabah, 100930010038410 at Allied Bank, Malaysia.

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