Started the renovation works at a BH in Bukit Selambau, Kedah on Monday Feb 3rd 2013.
A sizeable unit measuring about 80 feet by 30 feet and three stories high.
The front part is a kind of monkey house and at the back there was another entrance hole more like a top entry but the moment the bird came down they need to enter a window similar to a side entry.
This BH was put into operation for almost 20 months and the number of nests inside was about 60 nests.
The owner have this gut feeling that there must be something wrong with the BH.
There was another unit similar to his unit about 50 meters away and is doing better than him.
The irony to this strange happening is that how come the other unit which was owned by the same contractor is doing far better than the one that does not belong to him?
I was given the task to take a good look on the possible problems and put forward a number of recommendations that I believed to solve his problem.
My observations were nothing new and it was very obvious the last of nests were due to a number of things that was mentioned in my report.
"So Pak Harry what do you think you can do to improve the number of nests inside?" he asked.
My sincere advise to him was to split the BH into two units.
The top most floor will become one unit (first unit) while the two floors below will be the second unit.
The first unit will have its dedicated top entry hole while the second will use the monkey house at the front part.
My plan is to use two separate sound systems.
The first unit will have its own external and internal sounds which will not be the same as the second unit.
By doing this the birds will have a choice. Two good external sounds and they can pick the one that they are attracted to.
If there are more than one group or colonies they will have the chance to stay separately.
The first unit was about to be completed and I was happy that the revamp works makes it look better with more than 200 new internal sound tweeters and about 20 new external sound tweeters.
My sincere hope is that once those gadget are put into operation plus some special nesting planks aromas those birds will not leave the top floor the moment they entered.
Have a look at some of the new things that I have decided to introduced in this BH.