This morning I decided to go “take a walk” to our backyard. The outdoor kitty that I started feeding and now sleeps in our porch, accompanied me.
We walked to the back, and he was clearly in his element.
He quickly got into “outdoor mode” and started “looking for prey”, attacking the grass, and hiding.
Then we went to the shade and chilled for a bit. Good idea. (The clouds were moving around covering and uncovering the sun.)
The he walked further back. Can you see him on the small path? And I decided to take a closer look at the open well on the left.
It is really deep. Good thing it is towards the back of the backyard. The most interesting part of it is the bird nests.
These nests are called pendant nests which are woven by weaver birds. Many of the weaver birds breed colonially and build their nests together for protection from predators. These nests are usually found near water bodies, hence their location in an open well.
There is even one built on this big cable across the well, which I have no idea what it is for.
You can see a blurry-moving weaver bird with a yellow head next to the nest on the above picture. I wish I had better pictures of the birds but they flew away as I approached the well.
This one is from the night before, when kitty (who has been really hard to name) turned into laser-eyes cat and showed me how he climbs trees and I got attacked by mosquitoes.