We found that some Scaly-breasted Munias were now using the nests, and for a while, we watched these little beauties flying into, and away, from the nests.
A little later, though, our attention was arrested by the call of a
which we found flying from nest to nest.
It kept picking at the dried grass that made up the nests:
I could not understand whether it was foraging for insects in the grasses, or if it was unpicking the grass reeds to use in a nest of its own.
At one point, I found the bird actually putting its head into the opening of one of the nests, as if to try and get in.
Here's the Treepie on the nest:
I took another one, too:
Wiki entry on this bird
does not mention anything about this behaviour. I wonder if I could get some more information about this...was the bird just being opportunistic?
The bird list of this trip. on eBird is at