Thursday, December 13, 2012
If Your BH Is Doing Well Try Not To Disturb The Growth !!!
I was having a cup of teh tarik (hot tea with milk) with a newbie who owned a four stories BH somewhere in Dungun, Trengganu.
According to him his BH was put into operation about a year plus and after installing a number of gadgets and sounds his tenants increased to more than 350 swiftlet.
After some time he wanted to do something major but was not very sure if that will jeopardize or disturb those birds.
"Pak Harry I intended to open this particular section to allow better flying path for those birds. What do you think?"
I look at a number of pictures on his iPhone and smile at him.
My quick response was something like this.
"Your BH now, on the average, is doing very well with 350 birds within less than two years. If you wanted to do something there must be a much concrete reason. If you carry out something that is major and affect the growth you will regret for the rest of your life."
"I think the idea of moving those roof is not very crucial if it was those birds will not be showing such a drastic growth. Try to think of doing other things that will improve the nests numbers to about 1000 nests."
"However if you are not having any growth or stagnant growth I will not hesitate to approve your plan. At this moment they are growing rapidly so try not to carry out anything major that might cause those birds to feel threaten."
He digested my words and agree fully with my advise.
"Pak Harry I think you are right. A newbie like me tends to be aggressive and we forget about the final outcome to our tenants and their growth. Thank you for your kind advise and I will hold on to my plan."
Remember it is not an easy thing to receive regular visitors into your BH.
If you BH is doing well and the number of birds increase every month is more that 10% why should you revamp it?
All in all try to monitor the growth and if after a few months there was no increase than you might want to make changes inside.
Before doing those changes make sure you fully understood the potential disasters if those birds don't like it.
The best to me is to list down every item which those swiftlet dislikes and likes and see if your plan will rekindle any of those items.
Good example is brightness. Just imagine by removing those roof the bright light entered and pollute the spots which those birds likes to stay?
This move will make those tenants feel unsafe and they might run out if they feel that they are no longer safe staying in your BH.
So be careful with your actions and make sure that what ever plans you wanted to do will not reverse the growth rate.
Avoid any major modifications if the growth is steady and stable.