Two Red-whiskered Bulbuls built a nest on my house’s window. I tried to document it.
This window is always slightly opened. There's a wire that goes through it, and I can't close it completely. I saw the birds coming here for a few days now.
Day 0 (2023-04-22): Birds scouting for a place in Bengaluru.
I could hear more bird sounds than normal and I wanted to see what's happening. Found this.
Day 1 (2023-04-23): Freeloaders encroaching upon my sea facing window.
Day 2 (2023-04-24): They went with a cantilever build approach. Noobs.
I didn't see the birds for a few weeks. They didn't do any progress and I was out of the city for a week. Came back to see some progress.
Day 21 (2023-05-15): Cantilever approach was slow but seems to be working out a bit.
Shaping it up
It was serious now. I could see them working hard for the next few days.
Day 23 (2023-05-17): Shaping it up nicely now. I stand corrected on my opinion.
Day 26 (2023-05-20): The egg. In 3 days, they shaped it perfectly.
Day 28 (2023-05-22): Proud parent, look at the mohawk!
My Stream Setup
I started live streaming on Twitch to record all the progress and after that export all the VODs to YouTube. This was my setup to get a closer look of the nest. All the close up shots of the nest are because of this setup and OBS. One of the stream is here.
Day 28 (2023-05-22):
Day 41 (2023-06-02): Baby bird spawned in.
A short clip of the baby bird getting fed, clipped from one of my Twitch streams
Day 42 (2023-06-03): Baby bird getting fed ❤️
Day 44 (2023-06-05): Gourmet food time.
Wait for Food
Day 46 (2023-06-07): Waiting for the food.
The birds are gone now. I saw the baby bird grow, but I don’t know exactly when they actually left, but it was around day 54 (2023-06-16). I didn’t play around with the camera on the window, as I could see the parents were very cautious of any movement around the window, so I didn’t bother.
I saw one of the parents return, sit by the window, look around for a while and then they left. This was yesterday, day 84 (2023-07-15). Are they coming back?