The Weaver-bird’s nest

I photographed this Spectacled Weaver (Ploceus ocularis) one morning in February near the camp while it was busy building a nest. Somehow I wish I had more time to sit and watch him.

 

 

“I’ll give you a crash course in weaving. It’s easy! See, you take this twig…

 

 

 

Now push it through one side with your beak…

 

 

Now look on the other side where it came through…

 

 

 

 

Where did it go now?

 

 

 

 

 

Got it!

 

 

 

 

Now pull it through tight…

 

 

 

 

Then weave it back through again!”

 

 

The finished product of the Spectacled Weaver’s nest looks rather rough but still is a masterpiece of intricate design and architecture.

I hope that more of these fascinating birds will come and nest near the new waterhole at camp. Hopefully other species of weavers will also come and nest there.

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6 thoughts on “The Weaver-bird’s nest

  1. Het julle nou al reggekom? Dis ‘n fantastiese inskrywing!!
    Om dit op ‘n Page te kry moet jy ‘n page skep. In instrumentepaneel kan jy kies New Post of New Page. ‘n Page bly altyd bo-aan. en sover ek weet skuif dit nie af soos die Posts nie. Wat amper makliker is is as jy alles normaalwerg post en dan in jou Wildlife Page ‘n verwysing hiernatoe maak.

    • Hi Toortsie baie dankie vir die raad. Ek het intussen uitgevind dat die pages nie werk soos die normale posts nie. Ek het toe besluit om die post op die home page te los en hoewel ek dit oorgedoen het as ‘n “page” gaan ek dit verander en maak soos jy voorgestel het en ‘n “verwysings page” maak wat na alle wildlife updates posts verwys. Moet nog bietjie dink daaroor. Baie dankie!

    • cathome36

      dankie toorts vir jou inset by andre. hy verstaan nou beter hoe pages werk en weet nou waar om te skryf, of nie te skryf…

  2. cathome36

    excellent. looking forward to some more…

    • Andre

      Jong, as ek net die basics kan uit figure! Die post moes op die Wildlife updates page gewees het. Is daar ‘n manier om dit te skuif? Kon nie vir Toorts in die hande kry nie.

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