Meet the Sociable Weaver!

(Another beautiful share of the amazing world that we live in from my dear friend Chickie at Chickster Designz – the wallpaper queen!)
Looking more like something out of “The Lorax” than what you would find in Africa’s Kalahari Desert, these fantastically decorated telephone poles are actually home to the aptly named Sociable Weaver bird.
Can you believe these little birds make these HUGE nests?
Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole
The communist little soarers don’t just build massive homes for their own kind – they even allow other species of birds to settle down in the nests, which could very well hold up to 100 birds at a time. According to the San Diego Zoo, the South African pygmy falcon Polihierax Semitorquatus (otherwise known in layman’s terms as good-for-nothing-squatters) “relies completely on the sociable weavers’ nest for its own home, often nesting side by side with the sociable weavers.”



Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Photographer Dillon Marsh has an entire series on these whimsical bird colonies called Assimilation. A few of the nests even look big enough for a human to crawl into, although its hard to imagine we’d be greeted with quite the same open wings as their feathered brethren. 

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole

Huge Bird Nest Hanging On A Pole


You’re nature lesson for the day! How amazing are those nests?!? As you know … you never know what you’re going to find here at LiaH! 

 photo springsigbanner4.jpg

Hits: 131

About Kimberly Miller 3486 Articles
Kim is the CEO of Life in a House, proud mother to two great sons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves spur-of-the-moment road trips and weekend getaways to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. She has been blogging for over 17 years and focuses on family, home, and lifestyle topics. She loves hosting giveaways and putting together great gift guides for likeminded grands looking to spoil their grandkids. Her dream is to retire to a little cottage on the beach and spend her days collecting shells with her granddaughters.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments