Tuesday, December 28, 2010
What If You Use Real Nests As Your Fake Nests !!!!
I was curious about the idea of using a real nest as a fake nests?
About a few month ago I instructed my BH caretaker to install about 4 fake nests that are actually real nests taken from another BH.
The result is nothing new and it simply proved that these new and young birds do occupy old nests if there is no occupants.
These two photos show the outcome.
What the bird did was to build a new layer above the old nest.
You can easily differentiate between the old, yellowish in color and the new nest just above the old is whiter.
Beside a new wall above the old nest they also laid a new nesting seats.
This means that the upper part is totally a new nest. The birds used the old structure just as a place to start their new house.
Do you think it is appropriate to deploy raw nests as a fake nests?
I think it is not recommended.
One fully formed raw nest is worth 40-50 ringgit a piece. If you choose a plastic fake nest it will only about 5.00 ringgit.
What is you use those fake nests made of Styrofoam or paper which cost less then 20 sen a piece?
My frank advise is to use plastic recyclable fake nests.
The reason being they are cheap and easily removed after it served to accelerate those birds to say "I do". These fake nests can be recycled for at least 20 to 30 times.
Remember those used plastic fake nests must be first cleaned with toothbrush before being reused.
Styrofoam and paper fake nests will not last long and difficult to recycle.
We need to be practical and cost effective.
At the same time the smell of those fake nests already used are more attractive then those that were new or not used as a nest.
Try using those fake nests and I am sure you will see some beautiful results.