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
So far, a rather disappointing morning - one of those days when there are more people than hummers. The wind turned to the north and some of yesterday's birds might have left early this morning to go south. So if you are thinking about this afternoon we will be open 3-6 but another day might be better - we will be adding several for next week. In the meantime, here is a photo from last year, with a hummer feeding from Salvia involucrata (the pink flowers), with S. uliginosa (sky blue) underneath.