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)
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Rare footage of mating Great Lizard Cuckoos; Palm Shadows; Gumbo feeding chicks
This morning quite by chance I was able to film the mating of a pair of Great Lizard Cuckoos (GLCs), one of Eleuthera's rarest and most interesting birds. However, I've not yet reviewed and uploaded the footage. In the meantime here's film from yesterday showing Gumbo feeding the babies. They have not grown much but are rapidly becoming more like small hummingbirds. First though a video of the shadows cast by waving coconut palm fronds next to the ocean.