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Weekly Photo Challenge – Weight(less)/ Baya/ Nest

(This post has been created in response to Weekly Photo challenge – Weight(less)!  )

The following pictures were clicked  while hiking through the forest. I, along with couple of friends, ascended a hill  which is off mark for most humans except for few locals who venture in these forest areas to cut  trees, for use in the fire stoves.

We were making a very slow progress, amidst dry stems, thorns and cactus which kind of became difficult to navigate. We barely covered 30 per cent of our way in the stipulated time frame. It was getting late & hot as well with the Sun shining in the sky. Moreover, the thorns and dry stems were badly bruising our skin!

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Thorns, cactus, dry tress making it tough to navigate!

Decision was made and we decided to make an exit from that point itself. We descended from a very steep hill. There was no trail and to make the matters tough, the surface was “loaded” with gravel, giving us tough time to plant our feet. After a careful descend, we ended up in a jungle on a flat land.

While navigating through the forest, I turned around to have a last look at the point from where we made our exit on hill. I was rewarded with the following view!

Nest of weaver bird, called Baya (Ploceus philippinus)

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Nest of weaver bird- Baya

Baya  chooses to build pendulous retort shaped nest on thorny trees to ward off predators.  Its suspended from the tree

This post is part  of weekly photo challenge- Weight(less). Click Here for more entries

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