Sunday, March 23, 2014
Bird Counting System: After Three Days Of Data Capturing !!!
The first thing to check upon arrival at Kapar BH was the screen on a tablet attached to the bird counting machines.
This time after three days the number surged to 562 of line crossings.
I am not very sure if they entered and stayed or playing in and out game.
The moment these birds crossed those invisible grids the machine will count as one activity.
If they happened to fly out, the machine will still count another activity crossing or passing the grid.
However on the third day the number recorded was very high.
For record purposes, there are only about 65 nests in this BH. This would meant that the total number of birds should be 65X2= 130 plus perhaps another 20 young birds to give us the approximate number of 150 birds.
How come the number jumped to 562?
I have a very strong feeling it was due to the new external sound I choose to play.
Would you like to guess what sound was it?
Simple, "Black Cloud".
This very powerful sound seems to pull more birds to enter into the BH and some might be overexcited as such they will fly in and out of the window.
I will try to capture another picture of the screen every time I visit this BH.
My next trip might be next weekend.