Tuesday, February 16, 2010
New BH In Bumbung Lima, Kepala Batas, Seberang Prai !!!
On the morning of the 2nd day of CNY I was asked to drop by at Bumbong Lima Kepala Batas, Seberang Prai for external sound selection.
The owner, an ex Pilot with Royal Malaysian Airforce, have be toying with the idea of having his owned BH for almost 5 years.
While gathering information on how to be a successful BH owner he accounted the same problems when most of his good friends who already owned BHs told his not to be involved in swiftlet farming.
"Harry nearly all of them gave me the advise not to get involve with this business. You will fail miserably and better for you to go into other businesses. The irony was that most of them have BHs above their shop houses and are doing well. Some are expanding with new BHs into their collection. Why do they behave like that most of the time?"
Well Mr Pilot, this is life. Most of them are too greedy with making their own fortune and they do not wish to have their friend tagging along. If they encourage you they feel obligated to lend your their ears and provide advises. These informations are considered as their top secrets information. Why should they share with you?
Swiftlet farming are still very confidential and not many are willing to share their knowledge with even their own relatives.
"Anyway Harry, I was very grateful to stumble upon your Blog. I learned so much and with your many advises on the blog I have decided to put in all my saving to this BH. Now I need those suitable sounds that you have in your collection."
I was very glad that my blog inspired him to materialise his one and only dream. I keep telling him that there will be many obstacles in front but if he follows those guidelines the chances to fail will be very little.
After testing a number of external sounds and inspected the house internally, we decided to try five of the tested sounds:
1) Tongkat Ali
2) Payton 4
3) Extreme 4 and
4) Thunderstorm 1
5) Medley of all the above.
For internal sound I asked him to use the BabyKing until such time the number of nests reaches 200.
My frank advise to him is to closely monitor his BH for the next six to seven months. If the effectiveness of the sound is no longer good change the sound.
It will be better if he uses two amplifiers for the externals sounds. Once for the medley and the other for the rush hour sound.
Best of luck to MrPilot and hopefully his brand new BH will have lots of birds sooner then his neighbor. Look at the last picture and the neighbor's BH is about par 3 away from his house.