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The Sacrifice

The picture below shows two of the three wind chimes hanging in my house's veranda. There is something accumulating on the red butterfly wind chime. Guess what it is?



Well, it's actually an unfinished nest of some sort of weaver bird. Any birders here? Please help me identify its species. My mom mistook it for a hummingbird because of its long beak and fast flapping wings. A search on the WWW also has been fruitless so far. I feel quite stupid for not knowing what bird it is.



The bird has been diligently trying to build a nest since Sunday. A twig, a leaf or a thread at a time it slowly weaves a home. Only one piece is brought in at a time because of its small beak, then it's off again in search of new piece. Such diligence should be emulated by us! Imagine if everyone puts in that much effort in serving the entire world. Think about it.

For a bird to willingly choosing my home as a nesting is truly an honour. RANDTS will be given constant updates on the progress of this bird's sacrifice.

P.S: The photos were taken by a noob photographer using a bad camera.

~multum in parvo~

6 mad rant(s):



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  1. wheatgerm said...

    keep ranting  

  2. Arbitary Juggernaut said...

    ditto!  

  3. Henry Yew said...

    It's a weaver bird but I don't know what is the species. I've seen many of these birds in the golf resort where I used to play golf very often. The golf is actually a sanctuary so it's perfect for these birds to breed. There are so many of such nests hanging on trees.

    Their nests are beautiful, unique and distinctive, don't you find?  

  4. thwen said...

    I've seen them in my housing area. And there was twice when a different species of bird built a nest in one of those potted plants in my house, laid eggs, and fed their babies until they were big enough to take care of themselves.

    Try not to use flash when the baby birds are born. Their eyes are sensitive, very sensitive.... You might even scare them, haha.  

  5. Arbitary Juggernaut said...

    Albert's house now has ANOTHER Cuckoo-bird... >;P  

  6. gungrave1988 said...

    A bird making a nest huh? How's the nest going? Did the eggs hatch?

    I had a terrible experience with birds nest. I saw a couple of baby birds that fell of a tree. one one survived but it was injured. The rest were dead. One was in the hot sand, one was in the drain & the other...I'm not sure. I wanted to help but I couldn't do anything. I ask around for help but all the could say was it was a pity & just walk away. A few just stayed & watch as it struggles to get up.

    In the end, I too left it alone. I couln't do anything. How ironic isn't it? I always say I am against animal cruelty but I could do anything...(T__T)

    So Albert..do take care of the bird & it's eggs. At least maybe you can make a difference for these little guys. (^__^)  


 

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