Hey everyone, off to water my epic Vegetable garden again one night and I had an interesting surprise. There's an Acacia Tree next to my vegetable garden, there are a few weavers living in the tree building nests etc for years. We have had such a huge amount of wind of late...
As can be seen here it is rather cloudy, I assume this was a 'badly' built nest which in high winds resulted in the egg falling out.
I generally observe all the activity on the ground as not to stand on nature, Tortoises, lizards and in this case a weavers egg which had just fallen out of the nest landed on soft piece of ground and was intact.. Pretty right?
The interesting thing about this bird is that the males build the nest (up to 7 times) and the females 'DESTROY' them, they can literally do this up to 7 times until they (the females) are happy with the nest. In this case I guess she approved a bad nest, this egg should not have fallen out albeit high winds!
As per wikipedia.org: Ploceidae is a family of small passerine birds, many of which are called weavers, weaverbirds, weaver finches and bishops. These names come from the nests of intricately woven vegetation created by birds in this family. In most recent classifications, Ploceidae is a clade, which excludes some birds that have historically been placed in the family, such as some of the sparrows, but which includes the monotypic subfamily Amblyospizinae. The family is believed to have originated in the mid-Miocene. All birds of the Ploceidae are native to the Old World, most in Africa south of the Sahara, though a few live in tropical areas of Asia. A few species have been introduced outside their native range... Do check out more here as per Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploceidae
How is this for a nice contrast? Wink ;)
As a few of you know that follow me know, I sell incubators and fertile eggs. What I will do is give this to my next incubator client to try and hatch good plan? I shall keep you in the loop, who knows maybe it hatches, if so will return to the wild once old enough!
I trust you have an amazing week further!