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).
Friday, March 14, 2014
Finger size comparison with chicks. Gumbo is very annoyed!
In this sequence, filmed this afternoon, I bring my forefinger very close to the nest to offer a size scale for the chicks. However, Gumbo, who is monitoring the nest almost constantly, gets very annoyed at this threat to her babies, and immediately attacks me, darting and buzzing and chipping at me. Part of this activity is captured in the later parts of the movie.