The Weaver Bird is just cool. It makes a complex nest that hangs upside down for entry. This protects it from many predators (you know that might swoop down and eat the young).
To make it harder for non-swooping predators, some build them over water, so if they fall into the drink when attempting entry, they don't get a second change.
Although the entry type doesn't vary, the nest themselves do. The male of some species rebuild their nests yearly.
Other pairs rebuild year after year in the same place. In parts of Africa, some males get together and make massive colonies in a tree or a collection of trees. Like a community of weaver nests.
|That isn't just dead tree, it is a weaver nest colony.|
Anyway, I like them. So here is the mascot for July - the fascinating weaver bird.