Mr. Loke called me and asked, James I am seeing less birds playing outside my farm. Initially when I changed the sound there are lots of birds playing now it is getting lesser.
Where do you get the sound from? Mr. Loke replied I bought from someone claimed that the sound was the best in the market.
I asked him do you know there are many types of sound now available in the market. He was muted and replies I never thought of that all I knew was good Cd sound can attracts lots of birds and poor Cd can’t attracts birds.
I explained to him there are mating sound, fighting sound, colony sound, stress sound, etc……some of these sound are used for certain purposes and shouldn’t be mixed into a Cd without knowing the consequences.
I explained, nowadays there are many different sounds being mixed into one Cd to attract birds to come and play. Being market driven by the perception of many less knowledgeable farmers “the more birds come to play the better” had resorted many to include or mixed the fighting sound, stress sound, etc into the Cd sound. It is being used as a back ground sound or a short clip and for those who are inexperience in Cd sound hardly could notice this.
These types of Cds have been passed around in the market and being duplicated for resale. The problem is that there are some who are selling it didn’t even notice that the Cd sound is mixed with unpleasant sound that could bring harm in long run to the farm.
The rule of thumb for less knowledgeable farmers (even some experienced ones) on sound is that as long the Cd sound could attract large number of birds then it is consider a good sound
This is not the case in Swiftlets farming and I am sure there are many who had heard there are farms that don’t even have sound that have thousand of nests.
Playing a correct sound in the farm is very important. What we want are nests and nests …..Yes plenty of them not birds that come and play and once it is getting dark all of them disappeared.
A good sound should attract birds to stay and make nest. No point of having few hundred birds entering the farm everyday and after 6 months they only made few nests.
My advice goes for a soothing sound you won’t wrong! Soothing sound encourage nests building NOT birds playing.
After a long chat with Mr. Loke he finally knows what I mean when it comes to Birds chirping sound.
If you still don’t get it call or email me.