Friday, November 23, 2012
Just Because Of Those Insect Generation System Or Something Else ???
I have been doing a few little things here and there.
Among all the things that I have been doing I love to sit and watch the behaviour pattern of those swiftlet flying above and around my Kepong BH.
The BH is very closed to my home, about 15 minutes drive, and I will make every excuse to drive there and sit in the car watching those birds behaviours.
While sitting in the car watching I will have some snack and drinks to quench my thirst.
One of the many things that I observed are the followings:
1) Those birds will usually comes either single, double or in a group.
2) Those that come single or doubles are usually the mother of farther that brings in food for those young chicks inside the BH. They will fly straight into the BH and within less than a few seconds (30 to 60 seconds) they will fly out at a very high speed. It was as if they have just released those heavy staff inside their body and now it the time to rush to somewhere to fetch more food home.
3) The group visitors are very interesting. They come in a group because I think they hunt food together. Once the leader for the food source the rest will join the catching. When they came near to my Kepong BH I can safely says that all, one by one, will start to find where those insects are coming from. Once the leader found it the rest will follow his action. All will enter the entrance hole. Some will quickly fly our but some will not. This is where you need to find ways to lure them not only inside the monkey house bit also into the nesting room.
4) The amount of insect that flew out of the entrance hole seems to be not the same volume. Some time more and sometime not so many. My gauging tool is by looking at the number of Martin birds flying around or closed to the entrance hole. The more they are the higher I think those insects are flying outside. This is where the fun begins. Where these Martin start crowing the entrance area those swiftlet will also join in the insect catching. The large crowd actually attract those swiftlet to fly towards the entrance hole. The Martins will fly outside while those swiftlet will quickly enter the monkey house room.
5) There were a number of individual swiftlet that were more attracted to the sound than the insects. You can see how they start to peck those tweeters on the entrance window's perimeter. The affected swiftlet will fly towards the tweeters cling on them peck on it and repeats the cycle on and on.
6)The best will be during a heavy shower (rain). They usually will come to the entrance hole more frequent and lots of them in numbers. It is as if those insects love to fly out of the monkey house before or just after rain fall.
7) Late evening is something else. Those birds that are staying inside will have no problem in entering the entrance hole and go straight inside. However those new birds that are not familiar with the BH will actually fly in and out of the entrance hole and some will be pecking those tweeters over and over again. Many will eventually enter the BH and stay in (I suspected).
If you think that I might be wrong please carry out your own observation.
What we need to do is to learn more about their behaviour pattern.
The more we learn about how they are attracted to our entrance hole area the better will be our chances to harvest them inside.
It is very nice to carry out these observations.
If that BH is yours you will feel very happy, little stress and you know damn well that they are helping your next harvesting operation.
Best of luck to all of you out there.