I was in Bidor yesterday to meet up with Mr.L. He wants some good internal sounds for his Bhs. Mr.L is not new in Swiftlet farming. He had started it many years ago. Though he lives in Bidor as he runs a Metal fabrication & engineering company but all his Bhs are located outside Bidor. He has 6 Bhs which many of them located in Perak and the rest in Pahang.
I have known him since I started my blog where he used to call me often to exchange knowledge. He is really a swiftlet farming enthusiast. He had asked me visit him but due to my tight schedule I couldn’t make it and he don’t seem to like it when I delayed our supposed to be appointment…ha..ha.
Mr.L wanted me to specially remix some internal sounds for him. His reason was he got fed up with those internal sounds that he had bought over the years and some that he had bought recently. They cost few hundred to few thousand ringgit each and he has so many of them in his collection. He had bought them locally and from neighboring countries.
This time he wanted to buy me lunch and at the same time I could pass him the new Internal sounds that I had specially made for him. The last time I met up with him was early last year that was 1 year ago. He complained “James to buy you lunch also very hard”. So this time I can’t delay our meeting anymore. For friendship this time I drove to Bidor just to meet him.
“James I am already at the Pun Chun restaurant. Where are you?”
“Mr. L, I am just at the corner parking my car”.
“Hello James… how are you? I heard that you are doing very well...”
“Ok …lah.. a bit busy now.”
“Mr.L, your bhs are also doing very well also what”
“Not bad lah James, the 2 oldest Bhs are doing good the rest is catching up. I have to thank you for inventing Love potion”.
“Don’t mention it lah. Every time I see you, there is always good news…ha…ha… Why do you need the internal sound so urgently? If I am not mistaken you have got plenty of sounds already.”
“James I am using few new internal sounds that claimed to be the bests in my few new Bhs. My friends and many sifus said the more Babies sound in it the better it is. They said the Best Internal sound should contain as many babies sound as possible and no other mature bird sounds in it. After using it in my new Bhs it doesn’t seemed to work and the population and nests didn’t increase as I have expected. ”
This is not the first time I heard this. I have received numerous calls from readers asking whether I have internal sounds that contain 100% babies sound or just plain babies sound with little of other mature birds sounds. My reply was no and they were disappointed.
Like what I had always explained think and look for fact and factual.
To understand this, it is very simple. Go and visit Bhs that have few thousand nests and listen to the internal sound, the live sound, you would understand why 100% baby’s sounds don’t works. (Well I guess not many have the chances to do so)
In a birds colony system no way thru birds communication swiftlets only use 1 single type of sound or few sounds in the Bhs. A well occupied Bh that has thousand of nests consist of all birds from young to old and as well as babies making different kind noise and sounds as they communicate. The internal sound is produced by these residents. It is busy and lively enviroment. It is just like a Market environment that show business activities and population.
Imagine if you go to the Market and all you could hear is only babies crying sounds, would you want to shop further? Simple logic the answer is “NO” you might run away and never return.
This too applies to Bh. If the Internal sound consist of only few sounds perhaps only babies sounds or combined with one or two distinctive adults sound it won’t be that attractive. The growth will be slow. If it is 100% babies sound then it is even worst.
The internal sound should consist of mixture of varieties of different birds’ sounds from young to old. It shouldn’t be restricted to only baby sound as far as the internal sound concerned. The percentage of each sound that contains (mixed) in the whole internal sound is subjected to the need of the person who is doing the mixing. His understanding of birds’ sound communication and experiences influence the result of the finished internal sound.
The whole objective is to create an environment of old successful Bh so that the It could attract as many Swiftlets as possible to stay and to make nests at the shorter time. In other words a new Bh should sound like an old successful Bhs and an old Bh should sound like an extraordinary successful Bh.
Similarly this applies to Rh, Temp, Darkness,etc. All are to create an environment that is like by Swiftlets.
If the internal sound doesn’t suit or it doesn’t sound like a good environment that has plenty of birds’ populations then it won’t attract birds to stay.
If your birds population and nests growth doesn’t increase as much as you expected then it is time to change the internal sound. But make sure you change the right internal sound otherwise it makes no different.
Not all internal sounds are the same. It’s just like the songs we listen from the Radio. Not all tone and voices of the singers are the same. And not all songs are nice to listen. Only the selected few would be at top of the Chart.
After meeting up with Mr.L for lunch and a short discussion I have to be back in Klang to collect some Bh items for my reader from K.Bharu.
I hope the above has helped to explain the importance of Internal sound and its contain.
Good Swiftlet a farming All. The Best Is to Share!
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