Thursday, February 11, 2010
Water Pond, Mist Sprays On the Rooftop or Water Flow from a Hose !!!
These days due to the unpredictable weather most often then not we have a very hot days.
When the weather is hot, you can imagine the effects of your BH.
There will be some effect on your birds population too.
I was talking to someone who always exchanged information and he was pretty sure that water can make a lot of impact to those birds.
He called asking for my advise on how to waterproof a water pond which he wanted to construct on his BH rooftop.
What he was looking for was those materials that are used by fibre glass manufacturer to build fiberglass boat or containers.
I asked him why was he so adamant in having those water ponds since there is a very great chance of water leaking to the lower floors.
His answer was very simple:
"Due to the hot weather, water on the rooftop will do play a significant roles in attracting those wild birds to your house. I have just visited a BH who accumulate about 2000 nests within two short years and growing. This guy have those water on the top of his BH. Other in the areas are not doing as good as him. All in all he placed water pond on the top roof."
Well I recalled my visit to Kedah sometime back.
This BH owner do installed a nice pool on his rooftop and he circulate the water by using a pipe standing about 7 feet from the pool's floor. During my visit I saw those birds coming over to drink those water while flapping their wings like those humming birds.
In Kemaman, Trenggannu, I have a nice talk with a Bonsai enthusiast. He was using those water mist sprays activated at certain time of the day.
What he observed was that every time the mist sprays starts its operation those swiftlet will be there to enjoy the cool mist.
It seem that they do will start to flock to his spray a few moment before the spray even started. They know the precise time that the timer was set.
I was not surprise since they are pretty smart, I told the person.
The lesson here is that water, either pond or mist spray, do attract these wild birds.
If you wish to deploy them, you need to be very careful on the possibilities of water seeping into your BH.
If you can get a proper contractor who have the technology to prevent any water seeping into your BH, go ahead and have some water pool on the rooftop or around your BH.