The revamp operation at Segamat BH is doing fined.
As at yesterday September 21st, 2014 the following were completed:
1) The installation of two hexagonal tweeters on the BH roof areas closed to the top entry hole.
2) The top entry hole opening was installed with 5 water proof external sound tweeters.
3) Also installed an AG 35 tweeter connected to internal sound line.
4) The connecting door between the top entry area and the top floor nesting room was relocated and it size reduce in width but increased in height.
5) The door of this door was lined with 2"x 3" wood frame.
6) A set of pole tweeters were installed facing the top entry hole.
7) One major partition was erected to create the top floor VIP room.
8) Two of the existing partitions were modified to block those bright light and at the same time to guide those birds to fly above the LAL.
9) The nesting planks were installed with crossed woods. A total of about 120 feet were used.
10) Once the crossed woods were installed the cluster wood corners were nailed to create the cluster shape.
11) Each cluster corner a new internal sound playing tweeter was installed.
12) Once these tweeters were in place those fake nests were screwed precisely on the nesting planks facing the flying path.
13) A number of waste wood corners were installed to create more 90* angle.
A lot of work but the BH now looks more like a good house.
Before my intervention the BH was a bit to bare and not attractive to those swiftlet.
During every test the number of birds flying in into the top entry hole were exciting.
On the first day I think the BH was so busy with birds and it was impossible to count how many.
Maybe they came to play around but I am sure that once the BH is completed they will enter and adopt this newly face lifted BH.
I am looking at doubling the current number of nests by 100% within the first 4-6 months.
The owner claimed to have 200 nests and I am predicting 400 by 4-6 months.
He took 4.5 years to get 200 nests and I am looking at 4-6 months to get 200 more.
Have a good look at some of those pictures taken yesterday September 21st 2014: