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).
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Our Own Webcam! Open Today (Sat) am and pm
YOU VISIT/PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK - steep, bumpy paths and surfaces, decrepit seating etc
The weather is clearing through, and if there is a sprinkle you can shelter in the front cabin. Though a bit wet, visitors this morning all saw hummingbirds, and some nice chases.
Inspired by the Maryland webcam we have now added OUR OWN COMMENTED WEBCAM (see links to the right->! You can see (and hear) current conditions at the sanctuary and maybe glimpse a hummingbird. Please note the webcam starts with an ad, which you can skip in just a few seconds. We will experiment with the best position for the camera, which might change. The webcam only broadcasts at announced times - see the current blog post.
We are open today both am (9.30-12.30) and pm (3-5.30). First time visitors should ring the bell!
If the parking area is near full, please limit the length of your stay. Hand-held cameras only please!
We will be open tomorrow (sunday) am only. The weather for the oming week looks good, and we will be open most mornings and afternoons. The definite exception is aug 7 (wed) am, and please always confirm that we are open at the blog on the day you plan to visit.
The photo, by Anthony Chertoff, was taken yesterday. The flower is Salvia involucrata (Rosebay Salvia) "Mulberry Jam". Yesterday was a beautiful day, and our visitors ranged in age from 2 to 87! It was a pleasure to see many familiar faces (and even remember a few names), and to see that regular very young visitors are getting taller, but still enjoying nature. I think everyone saw hummingbirds, and at one point we saw 3 chasing each other, but it's still early in the season and fairly quiet.