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 ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (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.