Love is in the Air :-)

Summer has arrived!

For the bird lovers among you: These are two Village Weavers at the end of a mating session.

About Village Weavers:

The Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) occur in a wide range of habitats, including woodlands and human habitation.  It builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. 2-3 eggs are laid. This is a colonial breeder, so many nests may hang from one tree.

3 Replies to “Love is in the Air :-)”

  1. Awesome Picture, beautiful bird. I see this one found a girl that appeciates his lovely nest. Nice idea,building a nest like that. I’m sure they stay pretty dry during heavy rains.Have a Great Day.

  2. Yes, I remember these little beauties from our trip to South Africa many, many years ago. I also remember that they seem to nest in big groups and found it unusual that they go in from the bottom of the nest…they must build a little platform in there somehow. Makes me want to start digging through some slides. My goodness, haven’t looked at our slides since the late 90’s! Not to mention the stacks and stacks of photo albums and it is starting to be true of the early digitals as well. Think it is time to start sorting/tossing out or should we just let the kids do it!

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