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BAYA WEAVERS BUILDING NEST FOR THEIR EXPECTED NEW ARRIVALS
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BAYA WEAVERS BUILDING NEST FOR THEIR EXPECTED NEW ARRIVALS

While taking a walk on city outskirts in Jun 2015, I came across a stagnant drain water pool with some acacia trees in it. There, I saw a lot of frenetic activity of nest building by Baya Weavers(Ploceus Philippinus). These little beauties are the same size as House Sparrows. I was really fascinated by their untiring hard labour in collecting nesting material as also their intricate skills of nest building. I spent many long hours over the next few months watching & recording them toil away till they weaved their wonderfully beautiful nests for the expected new arrivals. They built a whole new colony of nests in the acacia trees well protected by the thorny branches. After a few weeks, I was pleased as a punch to see young ones come out of the nests!!

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Date Taken: 06.2015
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