Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baya Weaver

 A male Baya weaver above, stares at me. I spotted his nest on a branch over hanging a well. As the name suggests, the male weaver bird, builds an elaborate 3 room nest, by weaving reeds and branches. A nest is then inspected by a female weaver bird ( photographed below) and if it likes the work, mates with the male and lays its eggs in the nest.

The male weaver then starts constructing another nest, for other females. He barely takes part in any upbringing of the fledglings, which is handled by the single mother.

A male above, proudly guarding his incomplete nest. Lots of work still remains.


  1. Brilliant pictures :) the focus and the way its taken .. really like :)