After finding the nesting site of the Asian Golden Weavers for the first time in this post, I discovered another small nesting colony right by the main road on July 13th. It’s hard to believe how they have stayed undiscovered until now. I saw 4 males perching on branch tops and located 2 active nests.
From the road, I could observe 2 males easily while another 2 were hidden in the tall giant mimosa trees. Each of the male was already having a completely weaved and active nest, which the female occasionally visited, but they still kept weaving new ones. Each of them seemed to have started at least 2 other new nests.
One of the females was actively feeding the chicks inside the nest, while another female still seemed to be incubating. Few days later, the nest with chicks disappeared from the branch. I have no idea what happened. It could be some kind of predators, most likely snake, which attacked the nest and made it fall into the water underneath.