July 2018

Baya Weavers

Baya Weavers are small birds of house sparrow size. The scientific name is Ploceus philippinus. What separates them from other birds is the beautiful nests they weave from the grass stalks, mud blobs. The name weaver itself justifies the mastery is weaving very elaborate and elegant nests hanging from the branches of very high palm trees, thorny acacia trees. Usually these trees are near the water pools, scrub grasses where they are safe from predators. It is male domain entirely to make the nest. When it is in the almost halfway stage, they invite the females by flapping their wings… Read More »Baya Weavers

Black Breasted Weaver

Weaver Birds visit our area when summers are at peak. They stay here, make beautiful nests using the grass stalks and mate and raise the chicks for new generation. Most common are Baya Weavers which make nests on the acacia, palm trees which are difficult for predators to approach. Birds choose the places to nest in the area where food and water is available and safe from disturbances. But there is another variety called Black Breasted Weaver. It is master strategist in the choice of the area fulfilling all three criteria. They make different kind of nests and use the… Read More »Black Breasted Weaver

We are living in the Meghalayan Age

Scientists have marked the time since the Earth began its life. They have divided it into different Epochs, Periods, Eras and Eons progressively in increasing time groups.   We are living in the following division of time. Eon: Phanerozoic Era: Cenozoic Period: Quaternary Epoch: Holocene Holocene epoch began roughly 11700 years back and continues till present. United States Geological Survey (USGS) has divided this time into three ages namely Greenlandian: 11700 to 8326 years ago Northgrippian: 8326 to 4250 years ago MEGHALAYAN: 4250 to present date MEGHALAYAN age marks the time when a mega drought devastated civilizations across the world,… Read More »We are living in the Meghalayan Age