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).
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Open This Afternoon!
ALL VISITS AND PARKING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Our first opening of the 2013 season will be this afternoon (tues july 30) from 3 to 5.30. If you have not visited before, please study the directions (and maps) at lihummer.org. While it's still early in the season, you should still see hummingbirds, although it might take 15 minutes or so. Remember to be cautious on all paths, and if you have any difficulty walking please follow the main driveway not the woodland path and stay in the upper garden area. First time visitors should ring the bell located at the start of the main viewing area. Hummingbird photography isvery tricky but if you do get a good shot please send it to me (low resolution file only) at padams%notes.sunysb.edu for use on this blog.
The weather looks perfect for the next few days!
The photo is a recent one by Jimmy Chiu. The hummer is feeding at coral honeysuckle. Notice how the flower arises form the middle of the leaf - very unusual!