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 (

Monday, August 8, 2011

OPEN TOMORROW 3-6; Mulberry Jam

We will be open tomorrow (tuesday) afternoon from 3 to 6. The wind is turning to the north and I expect that some hummers will leave tomorrow early, but then it will turn to the east and then SE, so more might arrive by the afternoon. We had a large private group visit here this afternoon, and while numbers are still low, everyone saw plenty of hummers. Curiously, most of the hummers are at feeders, not flowers. Usually at this time of year we see inexperienced juveniles, who prefer flowers.
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We will be adding more dates soon, influenced by the weather, and the number of hummingbirds. Sorry to keep people on tenterhooks - please be patient.
Thanks to Aram Mirzadeh for the picture, which shows a young hummer (note the white band on the end of the tail) feeding at Salvia involucrata "Mulberry Jam".

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