Another interesting development after just 1.5 months after some tweaking.
I was a bit disappointed that the birds count was a bit low after my recent revamp operation.
This two stories BH used to house about 90-100 nests.
The owner wanted my expertise in revamping it and make it a better BH.
I took my boys to the BH and did some modifications.
Prior to this we revamped another BH owned by the same guy at Bukit Besi.
The number of birds jumped to 700 just after 1.5 months.
The result at the second BH was not very high but promising.
Prior to our revamp operation the BH was with about 200 birds and now jumped up to about 300 birds.
One very interesting thing that happened here was the abandonment of an old BH just about 100 meters away.
Yes nearly all birds left this nearby BH and the owner decided to shut it off.
Main reason being his birds abandoned his BH and move to this new BH nearby.
A rare occasion but it do happen if the new BH is with a much better environment and with those super pheromone, I think.
I have been pushing the owner to make use of the excess land around this BH.
They used to be a padi field but due to some reason the water source were shut off.
I urged him to open the land and built a pond about 100 feet by 50 feet or larger.
He can pump the ground water to fill up the pond.
He currently has a well with ground water nearby.
Will keep all of you posted with any new development about this BH at Tok Dor !!!
Note: This BH experience the problem of dead birds with no head. I suspected it was due to civets but no trace yet. The owner has installed a civet trap and hopefully will catch it soon.