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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 5749 [on-line data upload (2013-06-18): 43480] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Reiman C; Carla Reiman Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Locality Clovelly Wetland Latitude, longitude -34.131841968121, 18.4363460540771 [10 m accuracy] Date 2013/6/18 Notes This was one of the large colonies in the Clovelly wetland but only one nest from last year remained. This is the only site where I saw one active bird building a nest. One very old and one new green nest. Nest count 2 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 194 799 20/10/2010 45 At least 4 males, 4 active nests: 1 egg, 2 eggs, 2 chicks, 2 chicks - chicks all ringed 2717 799 14/8/2012 14 14 nest, 2 green, 1 collapsed, due to winter storm in water, near dead tree about 20 mt from shore.
One nest looked like "two on top of each other"
All nests very close to water, about 70cm at most. 3290 799 14/10/2012 18 There are now 18 nests visible from the path. I notice the original nest site is incorrectly stated as "tree"...it is near a dead tree.
Repeat count. An accurate count can only be undertaken when wading knee deep in water. 3735 799 4/11/2012 24 These nest have grown to 24 with one green one visible from a distance. Could unfortunately not get close to them.
No bird activity seen.
Repeat count 5749 799 18/6/2013 2 This was one of the large colonies in the Clovelly wetland but only one nest from last year remained. This is the only site where I saw one active bird building a nest. One very old and one new green nest. 6243 799 14/7/2013 8 8 nests total, 2 green (seen). Previous visit 3 weeks ago showed only 1 nest. The observations are from the same spot, but I need to wade 25mt to get close to the nests for an accurate count which I will do in the near future. There were a number of birds around the spot. 6681 799 31/7/2013 14 14 nests incl 3 green. It is very difficult to count the nests accurately in reeds in general and this site near impossible without wading. I consistently count these from the same vantage point.
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