BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Saturday, August 6, 2011
CLOSED TODAY! Little Beginners
We are closed today, partly because the hummingbird numbers here are rather low at the moment. Hopefully activity will soon pick up again, and we will schedule more open days. Long Island Sound is in the background. In the meantime, here's a photo by Mollie Regozin showing a hummer approaching one of the very small "Little Beginner" feeders that are best on Long Island. They do not use too much nectar, and they are very easy to clean with an old toothbrush or even a finger.