Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Usefulness of using Decoys to Lure those Young birds into your New BH!!!
Yes tomorrow will be driving down to the Ayer Itam and Masai. Two BHs to be inspected.
Planned to put up one night in JB. Someone from Singapore wanted to have a dinner over a project in Vietnam.
On the way back, the day after, I planned to drop by in Melaka to pick up something special that I wanted to carry home.
Well coming back about my visit to Penang. I managed to find my way to this very famous Lor Mee stall at Burma Road.
The owner seem to own about 5 BHs and have been very active in swiftlet farming about 8 years ago.
He wanted to share some interesting ideas and I was tempted to know what he got in his mind.
I came to know that he has been involved with not less then 100 BHs. Mostly corrections and building of new units.
What ready fascinated me was his "Decoy" gadget.
You see young birds are normally very scared or perhaps shy to enter into any new BH.
The best way to lure them into your house is to use a kind of decoy that looks like swiftlet but made of plastic or Styrofoam mounted on a stick which uses a slow speed motor.
In the beginning I seriously thought that he was joking but when he pull one of the "Decoy" sample out of his closet, it make a good sense.
How do you think it works?
By placing the decoy onto a stick that rotated in a circle at your entrance hole the movement looks as if there are birds entering and flying out of your BH on a consistent basis.
When those young birds flying above your roof sees these decoys they will follow the leader.
One big advantage of using decoy is that you can minimize those external sound volume.
If your BH is very closed to a residential house you should opt for this decoy technique.
Of course there is no harm in using the decoys in all your BHs.
The method was proven to be very successful in Penang where you are not allowed to blast or play your external sound.
Within three short months the a newly operated BH got about 25 fresh bird shit spots. Yes very low volume external sound (less then 40 decibels).
Those who would like to know more please call this number 017 755 1318.