Something seems to be wrong about the installation of "corner buster" at Carey Island BH.
I wanted to improve the shape of those nests at the old BH at Carey Island.
About 45 days ago I arranged the installation of plastic chains at about 40 locations.
The job consisted of identifying the right locations and remove the nests.
Once removed the plastic chains were installed to make those birds moved to its sides.
Unfortunately after 45 days the number of birds returning to the same spot was less than 15%.
The caretaker and the BH owner wanted my full explanations why what was predicted is not happening?
I cannot find a suitable answer unless I came over to take a look at the installations.
Today inspected the affect BH and after analysing the chains installations I think there are a few issues that can be the possible reasons:
1) Out of the 40 pieces installed only about 5-10 that shows some sign of new nests being erected. The rest seems to be abandoned by the birds.
2) One have to understand that the corner buster idea was mainly used on 90* corners that are not covered with wood covers.