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, March 11, 2014
Eyes Open and Trading Places
Both chicks have now opened their eyes (part of the time) and are more active and aware of their environment. In the first movie from yesterday afternoon, you see one of the chicks moving from the beak-to-beak position to a beak-to-tail position. Since they now fill the nest, this involves quite an elaborate shuffle, and a slight risk of falling out. More to follow.....