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 (

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

arrival, feeding, and sitting: just room for 3

Here's a movie from monday afternoon, showing Gumbo arriving at the nest, feeding the 2 chicks (who now completely fill the nest) then trying to squeeze herself in between. But as shown in the next sequence this takes a great deal of shuffling around, with the babies being moved around a lot. The blue in the background is Calypso Pond, which is close to the nest. The final video shows the pond from a different angle, through the fronds of palms, including the wonderful foxtail palm.

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