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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on The Dance of the Weavers

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Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

They remind me of the activity of the condo residents with whom we share a building. There are a few rental units in the building and the competition for space in the garage and elevators as tenants move in is not a lovely but equally noisy! They are adorable birds and fun to watch. Victoria

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, what a wonderful story – I never knew that male weavers have black facial mask, that was knew to me. I love how busy they are to attract a mate.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, That is so fascinating! Do they migrate somewhere else in winter or are they just less active? Which one stays with the eggs? Great shots too! Thanks!

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

I would love to see a time lapse video of a nest being built from start to finish. It blows my mind they can weave nests without thumbs.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Although I don’t know a lot about birds in general, I’ve been a big fan of the Weaver birds, captivated by their nest building skills and tenacity to woo a female. Thank you for the accompanying photos, demonstrating the workmanship of these busy males, and the interest of a potential female inhabitant.

It is always fascinating to watch these guys work. Thank you for sharing the great photos.

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

These guys have it TOUGH. What a super article, one that widens my understanding of the African bush. The bird life is so underrated when faced with leopard 🐆 rhino 🦏 lion 🦁 etc but can be as engrossing and rewarding

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Quite incredible, the males must be exhausted afterwards!

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