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Flower Power

By ShedMan  
We have a lot of Southern Masked Weavers visiting the garden at the moment, they seem to have had a successful breeding season!

Each adult male has his own method of approaching the food on the ground. This one lands on our wall, then flits down onto the stem of an agapanthus plant before finally coming down to the lawn for bread. Couldn't resist a shot of him on the flower stem.

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Tags: Birds General Africa Bird South africa Flowers and plants Weaver Wildlife and nature Masked weaver

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Comments


10 Dec 2008 1:51PM
really like the colour, and detail in shot, very well captured indeed..
scott

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
10 Dec 2008 2:28PM
What a great image. Two for the price of one, a beautiful weaver bird and a beautiful agapanthus. Very well captured. Carol
10 Dec 2008 3:32PM
Wonderful capture, beautiful colours and details.
10 Dec 2008 9:14PM
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
10 Dec 2008 9:59PM
What great colorsin this wonderful shot, so well done.
Bob
Pegon 11 78 1 England
10 Dec 2008 10:09PM
Excellent capture, lovely detail and colours.
Pete.
11 Dec 2008 11:11AM
Great capture,
Alan
12 Dec 2008 1:01AM
this is supeb you caught him well
Dawn
georg Plus
11 4 South Africa
12 Dec 2008 1:07PM
great birds these.
betts 8 1 England
12 Dec 2008 7:55PM
Cor!!!!!!!!! love this, the colours everything about this shot is fantastic.
betts
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 7:41PM
And makes a lovely picture too, the contrast of the yellow feathers against the lilac flower is stunning
Linda Smile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
15 Dec 2008 2:06PM
A gorgeous little bird, lovely color,
Geoff.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 2:58PM
An excellent capture..beautiful flower and excellent detail throughout the whole image.
Di
DebbieBMP 7 33 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 9:52AM
Wow that is certainly an eyecatching shot it is superb I love it - Debbie
RTDS 7 Cyprus
16 Dec 2008 7:13PM
Stunning...excellent capture.
Amazing details and colours.
Robert
24 Jan 2009 3:18AM
What a cracking image, very well done !!!
Leon
artcubis 9 6 United States
23 Oct 2010 10:17PM
What a beautiful bird and what a beautiful shot. Gorgeous colors and composition.

I was watching the weavers from a window when I visited in South Africa, and the little birdie built the nest only to be rejected and destroyed by the female. But, not to worry, he was full of determination and enthusiasm to build a new one.
ShedMan 10 3 2 South Africa
24 Oct 2010 4:24AM

Quote:What a beautiful bird and what a beautiful shot. Gorgeous colors and composition.

I was watching the weavers from a window when I visited in South Africa, and the little birdie built the nest only to be rejected and destroyed by the female. But, not to worry, he was full of determination and enthusiasm to build a new one.



Yes, they're determined little birds. If the female doesn't approve of the nest, he has to tear it down and build another one. My partner has watched one male outside her office build nine different nests and only about three of them have actually been occupied by females.

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