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Are those nests?

I see what appears to be bird nests in the trees above the lodge. What kind of bird builds these? Are there birds nesting in them now? Thanks in advance for the opportinity to observe the wonderful African wildlife!

SeaBreeze

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Was going to say Weavrs! they are amazing i must dig out some piccies i have of them as i had loads in my garden back in S.A.

Look like this..(well the males)

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I had wondered the same thing...thought, maybe, it was mistletoe. Thanks for confirming bird nests.

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Yes good idea sparrow.
you can mail them to me and I'll add them later today when I'm home from w¨rk.

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Laughing out loud Thank you Gerda, it's always nice to have a confirmation from the Lodge/Karin.

Maybe it's interesting to put a pic of those nests in the database? If you like the idea I'll search the pics thread for a better pic...

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I asked Karin about the nests and this is her reply :

About the bird nests, it is red billed buffalo weavers nesting in the big marula tree in the lodge. They are quite messy when building nests because they use a lot of small branches and even those of thorn trees. So, a lot of cleaning and raking is needed wherever they are building their nests.

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I found this picture on google:


but it seems like those buffalo weaver'nests are more hanging

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"kuhava" wrote:
These look to me like the nests of the Buffalo Weaver. Usually in tall or open trees. They are always located on the West side of the tree - useful if you get lost on the bush. Small bird - big nest !!
Laughing out loud Thank you Kuhava, since we have seen the Red-billed Buffalo Weaver - Bubalornis niger on cam, I suppose they built those huge nests! Very nice!

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These look to me like the nests of the Buffalo Weaver. Usually in tall or open trees. They are always located on the West side of the tree - useful if you get lost on the bush. Small bird - big nest !!

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Jeffwo..They are Chacma Baboons Smiling

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What are these? Monkees? Baboons?

This is such a cute pic.

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