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 ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)
Friday, August 5, 2011
Open today 9.30-12.30 only; drops of blood
We will be open today from 9.30 to 12.30 - see lihummer.org for directions, info etc. However, there are not a lot of hummingbirds around so far. The image is from Anthony Chartoff last year and shows a juvenile male hummer perched on the tip of a mullein flower stalk. There are already a few red throat feathers in place, but the full ruby "gorget" will only be complete just before the spring northward migration. In juvenile males these feathers can look like drops of blood in bright light.