Monday, January 11, 2016
The Mud Swallows Are Territorial !!!
Rarely seen but I am getting used to this kind of predator, territorial behavior of mud swallows.
I have encountered a similar situation at a BH in Karak, Pahang.
You will never believed how territorial these mud swallows are.
The moment they occupy or built their nest inside the monkey house area or just inside the main entrance hole of your BH this behavior will happen.
They became very aggressive towards any birds that came to or enter the main entrance hole.
After we removed the mud nest we can see that they will continue to enter the main entrance hole on many occasions.
The biggest nightmare is when the start to chase your tenant or going to be tenants.
My workers used sticks and stones to scare them off but not successful.
They keep harassing those swiftlet and I finally decided to talk the BH caretaker to get some licensed sharp shooters.
Within 24 hours three shooters came to view the place and learned to recognize the culprit.
The next day with proper approval given they came with their gun,
Within 2 hours the two swallows were taken down.
I am pleased with the whole shooting exercise and now I know that those swiftlet will have no trouble in entering the BH.
Have a look at these pictures taken during the occasion.