Saturday, July 24, 2010
Shud You Be Worried If Those Birds Are Not Building Their Nests All Over The House ???
"Pak Harry how come those birds are building their nests inside the room and nothing outside here?"
I normally assured the owner that let them be where they are because once the preferred areas or rooms are filled the colony will eventually extend their nesting areas that are closed to the it. Just make sure that those areas are dark.
Your main objective should be how to get 300 nests in your BH and not where the nest should be build.
Once you hit the 300 nests figure your BH will on an "Automatic Gear" and you will no longer be dependent to your neighbor's BHs to get those young birds.
Your BH will now generate at least 300 nests X 2 babies X 3 breeding cycle per year = 1800 (300%) new baby birds a year. If 50% of these 300% babies stays back with their parent you are already on the right track.
If they prefer to stay at one corner of the nesting room, let them be. You need to understand why they choose that particular corner of the house.
Maybe the empty areas are too bright or dry or too closed to the roving area and the entrance hole.
Usually they will prefer to start their nests further away from the entrance hole and if you create a room, VIP room example, they will choose that areas/rooms.
Once these areas/rooms are filled, they have little choices but to start building their nests outside or closed proximity.
Soon the nesting areas will moved towards those areas once emptied since they have limited choices.
The best thing that you should think or planned is get the population up to at least 300 nests and let the birds decide where they wanted to stay.
Unless you can master the technique in using internal sounds to lure them to which ever part of your BH.
You can if you learn about their weaknesses.
Keep learning and I am sure that you will get to the bottom of this weir birds if you keep on learning about them.
Best of luck to all those who read my blog.