Weaver Bird

weaver bird close up

It’s been a while since I posted here, or so it seems. So here is a weaver bird hanging in the nest it is building. Tamara and I watched weaver birds when we were in South Africa in September.

One thing I kept thinking was that the birds never seemed to step back and say ‘Right, it’s finished.’

Rather, they keep twisting, tying, adding and tweaking endlessly.

Here’s the full frame of the close-up above.

6 thoughts on “Weaver Bird

  1. I love weaver birds! Always had lots of them in the garden when I was growing up. It’s amazing how exacting the females are … If the nest the male builds isn’t to her liking, his little wife will rip it apart. But he’ll just patiently start again and keep working until she decides it’s perfect…:)

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  2. Lovely! It’s new for me to see a green nest being built. I have always seen older weaver nests and my memory seems to have only mages of dried straw-colored nests. We have at least one species of birds in the U.S. that are “weavers” – orioles.

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