Speke's Weaver 3 - 'What do you think of it so far?" by David Clarke

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This is what the nest building is all about, the moment he has been waiting for. A female Speke’s weaver has arrived to inspect this male’s efforts and he appears to be asking her for her opinion. Unfortunately, it seemed to get the thumbs down since literally one second after this shot was taken, I took took the shot below in which he seems to be departing for more building materials. Who knows, maybe the answer to his question was a qualified ‘yes’, depending on how the bathroom extension turned out!
For all the blurb about these fascinating little birds, see Speke’s Weaver 1 or Speke’s Weaver 2

Image taken at Timau, Central Kenya. Timau is a spit north of the equator, about 30 km north of Mt.Kenya and at an elevation of some 7330 feet.

Canon EOS 1DMkII with Canon 300mm f2.8L IS lens; ISO 400 f3.5 1/1600

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Uploaded 20 April 2010
Number of views on 14 May 2011: 246

More Speke’s Weaver shots

Speke’s Weaver 1

Speke’s Weaver 2


birds, wildlife, flight, africa, kenya, weaver, spekes weaver

Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks very much, Sylvia:))

    – David Clarke

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    great shot David

  • Many thanks, Michael!

    – David Clarke

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks very much, swaby!

    – David Clarke

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture David. Such a beautiful little bird.

  • Many thanks, Bunny:))

    – David Clarke

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    Please add the exact location of the photo so that it can go into the Wild Nature Photography and Writting Group.

  • Thanks for that, Carol – information duly added! David

    – David Clarke

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    What a Dump! More brilliance from the photographer, though.

  • You’re right there, Sheila – the pad certainly needs work! Many thanks for your comments and for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant work my friend, love the colorful details displayed here David!!!!

  • Many thanks, Larry, much appreciated. Thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 4 years ago

    aww very sweet shot !

  • Thanks very much, Lucinda:))

    – David Clarke

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 4 years ago

    Oo my Godness, I missed this one. Great shot….

  • Many thanks, Meeli:))

    – David Clarke

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readabout 4 years ago

    Nice find and capture. A good accounting of this species’ behavior.

  • Many thanks, frostwhiteraven!

    – David Clarke

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