Saturday, December 5, 2009
Something More About Those Precious Swiftlets !!!
What do you think will happen to those young birds after they flew away from your bird house?
Will they come back home?
Will they survive their maiden flight out of the house to follow their parent searching for food?
How many on the same batch will still survived after say one year?
According to one of a Vet. who happened to attend yesterday's Monthly Talks, the survival rate of a batch of young birds who just able to fly out of any BH is very little.
The number that survived can be as low as 30% after 12 a months period.
The reason being they were being hunted and eaten as food by those predators who need to feed their young one with the flesh of these small birds.
If these young babies were not healthy, due to lack of food or parasite feeding on their blood when they were young, they will not be back even after the first flight out of the BH.
Some can't even fly out of the house if the entrance hole is wrongly located or too high to climb. This is true when you have more then 3 stories high with an open tunnel system.
So what since they have a very little chances to survive what can you do to increase you nests population within the shortest possible time frame?
The answer is to plan all the tactics that are proven and easy to carry out.
The best is to attend the next Pak Harry's Seminar In January 9th, 2010.
Donation: I am sure you have learned something after reading this article. If you feel that the lesson learned deserved an encouragement you can contribute a some donation to this account: Yayasan Kebajikan Nah Sabah, 100930010038410 at Allied Bank, Malaysia.