Monday, January 18, 2010
How Come They Prefer To Build Their Nests On Fake Nests !!!
Fake nests are normally recommended when you wanted to harvest those clean nests with babies or eggs.
Very rarely people realised that fake nests do help to quickly populate your new BH.
I have visited many BHs and it seem that young birds prefer to use the fake nests as their platform to start their new nest.
There are a few possible reasons and the best reasons that I can think of are:
1) Easier to hold onto while you start a new nest.
The protrusion of these fake nests, especially Styrofoam type, helps these young birds to cling to when they carry out their nest building operation.
2) They might think the fake nests were old nests.
One thing for sure is the feeling of safe building a nest on a used nest. These young birds feel more secured when then recycle old nests. When searching for a proper place to build their maiden nest, in pitch dark room, they protrusion give them the impression that the place will be the best place to build a nest.
3) They can build a nest at a much faster rate.
Building a nest directly on a nesting plank needs a much longer time as compared to on a fake nest. The Styrofoam surface makes their much work easier using lesser saliva.
No matter what possible reasons we can come up with the truth is that fake nest can be very important in populating your new BH with young birds.
My advise to you is to look into installing at least 2 per 10 square feet.
Place these fake nests closed to those tweeters.
If you are smart you can easily populate your whole house in no time...
Use these simple gadget wisely.....