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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:39 pm

We were in KNP this last weekend - and saw a lovley Red-headed Weaver pair building a nest at Afsaal Picnic Site.

The male:

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It was quite difficult to get a good shot of him - he was in and out of the nest he was building all the time! :roll:

And his ever-present wife kept a good eye on the building project...

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:12 am

Oh wow.. thanks guys..

BushBuddies, where exactly in the picnic site did you locate them? Did you manage to find more than one pair?

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:54 am

Great pics BB. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks! :thumbs_up:

DotDan - let me try and give a good expanation... :hmz: We only saw this one pair, but we weren't particularly looking for more. If you are standing on the "stoep" at Afsaal, with your back against the sightings board - looking out over the picnic area - these two were building their nest towards the right outer corner (between 1 and 2 O'clock position). Just before you get to the last tables next to the bush. Hope you will still find them there - I think your chances are good! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:11 am

Thank you so much BB, they have been eluding me for long enough, I have a great idea of the picture you just painted, so I am sure I will find them..

(Geez I can't call myself a birder if i don't :roll: :lol: )

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Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:29 pm

Letaba sighting! They are sooooooo colourful!

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Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby Flutterby » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:20 am

Great pics Bobbi & Joshilewis. :thumbs_up:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:06 pm

Here are a couple of pics I took in the park last Dec. if some of you experts could help me with. The first one was in Mopani camp near the swimming pool. I thought it was some kind of weaver but the bill doesn't seem 'thick' enough.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:31 pm

I'd also think weaver for the first, but as to which ... :? Perhaps nonbreeding village weaver?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks the ID's SVR. bondm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Re bondm's mystery weaver.
I would suggest immature Red headed Weaver. (except the bill should be red.)
Just back from Mapungubwe and Kruger and I saw this one too.
also a white car with blonde lady and yellow ribbon on Wing mirror.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:30 am

davejenny wrote:It looks like a juvenile Red-headed Weaver to me.... but never having seen one I wouldn't bet my life on it. :hmz:

Dave

I think I agree with you
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks Josh and Dave :thumbs_up:
and of course looking them up in my bird guide now, it makes perfect sense! :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:19 pm

For sure :thumbs_up:
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Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Some more pics of a Juv Red-headed Weaver seen from Ngwenya Lodge in May this year.

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