I was looking at those pictures taken recently inside a BH at Gambang, Pahang.
This particular BH now has more than 25 nests after my revamp operation.
Now the number of birds staying inside is more that 150 birds and growing.
While doing my monthly maintenance and inspection I do take some photos to document its progress.
It used to be with less than 8 nests and now have reached to about 25 full nests (some are using those fake nests).
Among the many pictures taken I find this two pictures very interesting.
I remember very well that the nesting plank was so closed to the wall and we cannot screw the tweeters if they are not lifted up.
My worker came out with using those small piece of wood to lift the tweeter up slightly thus allowing the tweeter base not touching the wall.
The outcome of using this lifter wood was something that I did not expect.
Those swiftlet love the spot above the wood.
There are a few things that you might want to keep in your mind.
1) The additional wood provide a kind of lift or protrusion that helps the birds to start their BH erection.
2) The wood was above a tweeter playing internal sound. The sound from this tweeter makes this couple feel safe and comfortable.
3) The location was also perfect. I choose a location that is closed to those 90* corners. The second picture proved that this smart couple not only choose the wood above a tweeter but also combine the use of 90* corner.
By being observant and use you brain a bit you will realize those things that likes and dislikes.
In this particular case they love some kind protrusion, near to a tweeter and 90* corner.
There are many more things that they love.
To be a successful swiftlet farmer you need to know all these so that you can use these weakness to our advantages.
Be observant and make sure you list down all their weaknesses one by one and use them during your next maintenance operation.