Baya Weaver

Baya Weaver

Birds make nests not to live in but lay eggs and start the next generation. Nests are of wide sizes and shapes, ordinary but practical and ornate type. But the nest of Baya Weaver bird is a work of great craftsmanship. It is the males which exclusively make the nests. The nest making happens at the height of summers in India. Finished Nest has two doors but there is a catch. When the nest reaches the stage when the vertical door is to start, male bird invites the female who inspects the work. If she likes it and agrees to… Read More »Baya Weaver

Baya Weaver: An Amazing Bird

A Baya weaver is a small-sized bird. It weaves beautiful nests. These nests hang from the fronds of trees which have thorny in nature to ward off the predators like snakes which are a threat to their eggs. The entry of the nest is near bottom. You can see many nests on a single tree. These birds live in large flocks. They make a number of nests made on a single tree. Secondly they prefer, in addition to the type of tree being acacia or palm, the location where food is easily available and also pools of water are there.… Read More »Baya Weaver: An Amazing Bird

Baya Weaver: Making the Nest

This bird is extraordinary. I was awed by their intelligence. Every year they came here to make nests. Last year the acacia trees in vacant plots in our area were uprooted due to heavy rains and construction activity. I thought this year they will not come here because there seems to be no trees for hanging the nests. What is the Criteria for selection of a site? Suitable tree which is not easily approachable by predators and humans. Food and Water Availability Nesting Material. Yet some 10-15 days ago, I noticed these birds in bullrushes collecting the nesting material. I… Read More »Baya Weaver: Making the Nest