baya weaver weaving

Copyright © 2016 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Baya Weaver (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Baya Weaver or Ploceus philippinus is a weaverbird and what fascinates me about birds is not only how they looks and the origin, but most of all their purpose and its being resilient in all situations especially in building their own nest. What you see here is a Weaver with a green thin blade of grass, a sign of intricacy of its nest construction. Working with fine grass blade is daunting and for a human being, is like a torture of a chore. But what is striking here is that, the bird comes back with a green long grass, not brown. Green grass is easy to weave and it is still malleable and it can’t break like the brown one it is stiff and brittle. Once this blade is in place, it will also take the shape as it dries.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
August 31, 2016
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1

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