He built this nest in anticipation of attracting a mate.  

With his nest completed, this Southern Masked Weaver in bright breeding plumage, is  displaying by flapping his wings and spreading his tail while hanging below his nest, in expectation of attracting a mate. 

This nest was built on a branch of a fever tree (Vachellia xanthophloea) in our suburban garden in South Africa. ★ 

Posted by Carol letting nature back in

 Weekly photo challenge: Anticipation