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, February 1, 2014
New News-Review Article
Here the hummer is visiting Salvia greggii, "Autumn Sage". Note the tiny dangling "undercarriage". Hummingbirds were originally classed as "legless birds" (Apodiformes) because early observers couldn't see the legs, which are very small and cannot be used for walking.
There's a new article about the sanctuary in the News-Review this week (see links to the right of this post). In the Comments section I've corrected a couple of minor mistakes in the article: pedantic but it might be important to get all the details right, especially in a lawcourt. I've also provided a commentary on the reporter's interview with Fred Terry, since much of what he (Fred) states is wrong, inaccurate or exaggerated.