Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)
The village we live in is also known as the ‘Bird Capital’ of South Africa with hundreds of bird species of which, in 99.9%, I do not even know the common names. Sometimes it’s better not to know…. But I like to watch them and if the opportunity is there I like to picture them. There is an abundance of water around us with it’s own vegetation where especially weaver birds like to build their nests. These ecological sound structures last a year and are than fully absorbed by the natural cycle and the building materials are sourced and assembled on the spot. Just amazing to see these little guys working hard on their future.