Just finished having breakfast with the Dengkil BH owner this morning June 15th 2013.
I took some time to brief on my new project.
His first comment was that "Pak Harry, there are 6 nests now after your revamp operation."
That was something sweet to know that my revamp operation have started to show some result.
Less than 3 months and the result is showing.
His BH was with zero nest after more than 12 months into operation.
My main objective to meet was about the coming "Translocation" exercise.
The incubator is ready.
The food to feed those young birds were under preparation.
The SOP on how to breed these young birds is in its final stage.
What about the eggs and the BH where those young birds will be eventually released into the sky?
This was where the Dengkil BH owner come into play.
The eggs will be purchased from a BH owner in Gambang.
I managed to convince the Dengkil BH owner to play a part in sponsoring the eggs purchases.
500 plus 5% extra eggs will be collected very soon.
The eggs shall be quickly transported to Serdang for incubation and looked after.
There will be serious involvement of the Serdang University in this Project.
They will provide the support in incubating, feeding and releasing of these young baby birds inside a selected BH.
Once these young birds reaches about 43-44 days old they will be carefully transported and released in a specially erected room located on the ground floor of the Dengkil BH.
Every body who are involved in this project seems to be very excited and I am too.
What happened after being released?
Will they come back?
If they come back how many will stay and adopt the BH which they were released?
What percentage can be considered successful?
How many times do we need to carry out the breed and released?
What will be the cost to carry out the breed and released?
If it is successful can it be deployed to those BHs that are not doing well?
Can the breed and release SOP be provided to those who are keen to follow the same method?
How much does it cost to be trained to learn on the technique?
There will be a lot more questions.
For now I think we should activate this "Translocation" technique and monitor its success rate.
I believed if only 10-15 % of the released birds returned home and adopt the foster home it will be good enough.
If this project works I think we can now populate all those BHs with problems.
The only advise I have is that those who owned BH(s) and are having problem with populating please allow us to view your BH and see if you help to populate using natural method.
If the natural method used are still not successful we shall recommend the use of this "Translocation" technique.
If you do not wish to wait we shall proceed with this method upon request.
The total cost to breed and released shall be born by BH owners.
During the breed and released operation we shall be conducting seminars where you will be able to learn about the technique.
Contact Prof Azahar at 0122989141 for more details.
I can be contacted at 017 7551318