|The nests of the Weaver Birds! I took this snap from the verandah of the cottage!|
'We stayed in the veranda most of the time! Watched a variety of birds flying here and there and then, the Weaver birds, which had their nests just in front of the veranda, caught our eye! We were hooked to the chirping sounds of these birds! They were really busy birds, building their nests. Let me dedicate a separate post for them, who made our stay, memorable!This post is just for the lovely birds!
As soon as we checked in and came to the verandah, we were surprised to see so much greenery and the lake at a short distance. The whole surrounding made us very happy. We saw colourful butterflies and birds, flying here and there. The Dutch couple had many cats, some dogs too and they were roaming everywhere! Mrs.Ge said that the cats were very useful to keep the rats away! The dogs were very friendly with the visitors! As all of you know, our whole family loves dogs and cats and birds and butterflies! This was heaven for us! After sometime, our eyes caught the nests at some distance, from where we sat in the veranda. The loud sounds of birds flying here and there, were very interesting! All the three of us (husband, son and I!) started watching them and clicking them, sometimes fighting for the two cameras!
The birds were busy with their building work until nearly 6.15 to 6.30pm! They flew away together, collected the twigs (a lady visitor at the cottage said that the material was mostly leaf fibers!) and came back together to fix the nest with loud chirping sounds. The male bird builds the nest and the female, if she likes, stays in the nest! I have seen the inside of the nest long back. They have one or two layers like rooms inside the nest. If the female doesn't approve, the male starts building a fresh one. The old one turns into brown colour and the new one is green! You can notice it in the picture! Most of the trees were Neem trees. After the weaver birds left, suddenly pigeon like big birds were coming out in droves from the hollow, you see below the nests in the above picture! Their sound was deafening but we enjoyed watching them! These activities started from very early in the morning till dusk!
|I took this picture from the terrace of the cottage! |
I noticed many purple rumped sunbirds flying here and there.
It was not easy to capture them in the camera! This one is just a bit OK, I think!
If you are a bird enthusiast and interested in knowing more about birds, here is a link from 'The Guardian', which explains about one bird a day! Very interesting link. Whenever you are bored, you can just watch them!
Now, to the video we took, which is quite interesting to watch. You can know why I talk so much about these birds. The sound of the birds is heavenly:
Choosing 1080p in the above video will allow you to see the details with great clarity.