After a long time of thinking about this BH I told myself it is better to write down what is so wrong about the Wakubo BH.
Remember a few days ago I was invited to inspect a BH in Wakubo in Tawau?
This BH was erected by the owner's neighbor who said that he has a successful BH just next door.
If he owned a successful BH, I doubt so, will he erect a competitive BH just beside his BH?
He only wanted to charge the owner with exorbitant pricing and make sure the new BH will never be as good as his.
The location where it was situated looks good closed to the sea and beside a number of prawns rearing farms.
There were also a number of BHs around it and it should be a good a well designed BH is constructed.
However with little knowledge in swiftlet farming the neighbor screwed the owner badly.
Only about 20 nests I think after more than a year into operation.
The BH came with two sets of entrance holes.
The main was in the middle while the second and a third holes were at the far corner of the building.
The only way to enter the lower floor, this BH is with two floors, is a tunnel only made available at the main entrance hole.
After a long while I decided to recommend as such the BH be split into two sections.
One to use the main entrance hole and the second is dedicated to the second set of entrance holes.
By doing so the bright light into the nesting rooms can be minimized.
The flight path while inside the BH was looked into.
For one of the design a new wall should be erected and new door to be constructed.
The rest of the rooms needs some partition to create a few VIP rooms.
The owner might need to spend a few thousand dollars but if he trust my recommendation he will be able to get those birds back into his BH.
I did some sound test and Pukau was the best.
One very critical item to be quickly resolve was the high temperature on the wall of the building.
At noon time the wall facing the east was recording 37* C plus.
Just imagine by the evening the west walls will hit the same temperature.
Which mean to say the two walls will act as a heater one in the morning and one in the evening.
those walls need to be heat shield from either the outside or inside.
The best to be considered are those heat shield with cement board.
You will surprise if you should observe where those 20 odd couples likes to built their nests in this BH.
They chose a corner that is cool and with the louder internal sound tweeters playing.
A very unique observation and these behavior is something that can guide us about what they like and dislike.
In this BH they like the loud tweeters but they reject the hot walls.