Monday, February 24, 2014
A Good Proof Of Fake Nests Effectiveness !!!
At one time I was very sceptical about fake nests.
After many years of observations and using many types of fake nests, I now become a person who will make it a compulsory item in any new BH.
One very fresh example was at a BH located somewhere in Kinarut, Sabah.
After tweeters installation this BH owner proceeded with the installation of Styrofoam fake nests nearly 900 pieces.
He cut them into small pieces measuring about 5"x1"x1".
He installed all over with special emphasis to be near to those internal sound tweeters.
He also installed the same material made triangles shape at those 90* corners.
His gambled paid off handsomely and within a few months the nests numbers begun to swell up to 279 nests within less than 19 months.
The only sad back he encountered was when his partners complained that those nests erected above the fake nests were out of shape and less weight.
He begun to remove them just to please his partners.
Luckily I stop him from removing all and left with about 300-400 pieces.
Most of these untouched fake nests were occupied (about 70%).
My advice from the beginning was to put at many and once the total number of birds inside his BH touches about 600-1000 birds he can start removing them.
The figure is good enough to force his BH tenants to start using those nesting planks and no longer dependant on fake nests.
This strategy should be followed by all new BH owner.
I can guarantee that it will help to quickly anchor them to start erecting their nests.
Without applying any aroma in these fake nests, you will experience about 10-20 % occupancy on them.
If you wanted to push the occupancy to 60-80% you should spray them with Super Pheromone during every visit to your bh.
I have proven many times and you will not be disappointed if you take this advice to start installing them.
The best size is 1 inch thick cut to 5"x1".
Choose the right location where to install them.
My preferred location is to be beside those internal sound tweeters about 1.5 inches to the left and right.
Try to screw them onto the nesting planks.
Using of double sided tape is not encourage.
Have a good look at these pictures taken during my visit to Kinarut BH.