Imagine that the lady you are wooing would accept your proposal only if she is impressed with the houses you have built for her. Such is the tale of the weaver bird.
|A male baya weaver looks out longingly for the lady who will grace his nest|
|A male streaked weaver|
|A female baya weaver looking pretty ahead of the breeding season|
|A male baya weaver toils at the nest, which is near helmet stage|
|Acrobatics are the need of the hour, when things have to be finished on time|
|A completed nest with the approach tube|
|Isn’t this comfy, honey? I just hope they will let us stay here…|
Note: No weaverbird nests were uncovered, touched or birds harmed in any way — intentionally or unintentionally — in the making of this photo-essay.
Text and photos: Sandeep Somasekharan
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