I must say that this two stories BH located in the middle of a Padi Field has the best location for a BH.
You know why?
The number of swiftlet birds flying around the BH from early morning till noon was more than 2000.
Those birds must be there for some reasons and what I can observed was that they were flocking onto one particular rice field that was recently being sowed with padi seeds.
The seedling were about 5 inches tall and the water was about 2-3 inches deep.
It seems that this particular rice field, located next to the affected BH, was producing very small insects that attract those swiftlet to fly closed to the water surface.
For as long as there are food the swiftlet will there for the whole day.
I am sure for how long those insects will continue to be produced but the fact is clear that water do have its advantages to be around your BH.
The point here is BH location.
Have a good look at the sky just above the entrance hole.
With no sound system being installed we already have hundreds of birds flying just above it.
Try to view this video clip:
Don't you think this will be better as compared to a location where there are no birds flying in the sky the whole day long?
I called the BH owner to inform him about how lucky he was and told him that it will be very good to start those insect generating system to be a part of his BH.
His answer was: " Yes I have decided to follow your advise to extend the five foot path for the insect generation."
Having an insect generating system that is well taken care will be generate those flies on a continuous basis. This will eventually help to get more birds to the BH even after those insect from the padi field stop producing.
The more the birds fly around and above your BH the more the chances to bring them into your BH, I told him.
It might be tedious and messy in getting or preparing those insect food every 10 days but if it can help to populate the BH, why not?
I hope to given the opportunity to design a simple insect generating system that will cost very little and it has to produce as much insect as possible.
Let's hope that the owner will engage my service to start the insect generating project.
The outcome will be shared with all those who happened to visit this blog.
If you wanted to learn more about insect generating system please email your address so that I can invite you to join the fun.
Another video clip showing some of those birds flying just above the water surface: