Monday, November 9, 2009
My Second Paper On November 7th, 2009 !!!
My second paper for November 7th 2009 monthly talk have to do with this interesting idea about looking after a BH.
I came out with this interesting idea of having two phases (Phase 1 and 2)in looking after your new BH.
All of us are well aware that when you begin a new BH you will be totally dependent on those wild birds that are flying around and most of them are either from your nearby neighbors or from some caves within reached.
At this stage, phase number 1, you are greatly dependent on those young birds flying around and being generated from someone's BHs or those caves.
These young birds normally are vary familiar with where they came from and not your BH.
Good example, if their home is the top entry style they will have difficulties to enter other BH with side entry. Likewise if the home is the side entry they will have difficulties in entering a top entry style. So why can't we provide them with dual entries?
One important thing that we should always remember these young birds might have come from a very successful BHs or caves around. Normally their home will be full of birds and rotting smell of their bird shits will be very strong.
To them those pungent smell is interpreted as "aman" or peaceful or safe. So what do you think will happen if your new BH is not provided with any fresh bird shits on the floor and those cement smell were very strong?
Many of us tend to design the BH as if they are for human. People tend to forget that the BH should be for those birds. We need to go deeper in understanding their strengths and their weakness.
If they feel safe to stay in dark areas then we provide them with the proper darkness.
If they love to build their nests at those 90* corners then let them have it. Why should we put those corner covers?
If they prefer to build their nest on those tweeters, then let them have as many as we can give.
If they like to make their nest inside or above those fake nests, we should put at many as we can.
If they are easily lured into the new BH with good sounds, then get yourself as many good sound as possible.
If they likes to build their nest close to walls and partitioning, then build those partitioning.
If they likes to rove in a larger roving areas, we give them a sizable roving areas.
If they like to be in a cool and humid environment, we create them.
If they like those wood that are laced with old nests, you get them installed.
If they like those corner covers with traces of nest build from another BH, get them into your new BH.
If they cannot stand those gaps between your nesting planks and the ceiling, you close them tightly.
If they have difficulties in flying in from the entrance hole to the bottom of your BH, you correct the holes (inclusive of your LAL) and make sure it is easy for them to fly in.
If they like the top entry, you build one for them.
If they also like the dog kennel, you do the same. Build one too.
If they cannot see the light in the early morning to get out, you open one or two at the prefered floors.
If they are scared of those owl, then you put in those traps to scares the owl away.
If they like to play in the mist sprayed on the rooftop, you erect one for them.
If they like your rooftop to be colored pink, you paint your rooftop with pink.
Your main objective is to encourage them to enter your new BH and stays. Just give whatever they want during this early stage.
We cannot think about making high profits in the beginning.
You need to focus on one onjective. You objective during phase 1 is to populate your BH to 300 nests.
Yes those 90* corner nests created due to uncovered 90* corners are cheap and little profit but that can be resolved once your moved to Phase number 2.
When you reached phase number 2, when your nests is more then 300, you can now change your main objective. Now your new objective is to make the maximun income from those 300 nests.
In phase 2 you now have your own internally generated young birds plus those from your neighbors. All you need to do is to be smart........
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