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).
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
OPEN TODAY 9.30-12.30 and 3-6
We are open today from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 3 to 6 - please see lihummer.org for info, instructions and directions, especially if you have not visited before.
The above image shows the small tree that was snapped in monday's storm. It was a very pretty, tall, bayberry near the edge of the bluff. But at least the view has improved!
Yesterday afternoon the number of visitors increased compared to our first open afternoon - over 20, including several old friends and familiar faces. Everyone saw 2 or even 3-hummer chases, and at one point we watched a fighting pair ascend ever higher in a brilliant blue sky until they became tiny dots and then disappeared.