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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Weavers in Abu Dhabi 18.06.11

Golden-Backed Weaver is now accepted by the EBRC (Emirates Bird Recording Committe) so I thought I would go check them out.  A friend of mine knew a site in Abu Dhabi where he knew they were nesting.

So thought as this would be a relatively easy twitch I would take the "other half" with me and we could have lunch with my friend and his wife whilst in Abu Dhabi.  Left Dubai about 9:30am and arrived at the location in Abu Dhabi about 11:00am.  Took a little while to spot the first weavers even though there were several nests in several trees.  Eventually the first female weaver was spotted of the Village Weaver species,  not yet accepted by EBRC unfortunately.  Then a couple of male Golden-backed weavers were seen nest building on an obviously new nest as it was still green, whereas a male Village Weaver was busy on what looked like an old nest one of which fell to the ground in the strong wind we had that morning.  Shots were quite distant I'm afraid so what you see are heavily cropped.


 Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni)


Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni)

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)







1 comment:

  1. Pretty nice and interesting bird...the nest is so cool!

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