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 5, 2014

Slo-mo close-up of Gumbo feeding babies and attacking me!

Here's a compilation of sequences from the movie in my last post. The first sequences are in 4 times slo-mo and the last sequence, which shows her launching the attack, is in 10 times slo-mo.


  1. Great video! I am thinking she is not considering you a friend! Tell her you are putting her on Facebook and see will calm down! Maybe she will even hold up the babaies for you to get a better shot!

  2. The babies are beginning to hold themselves up! - see new post today. She's still angry with me, but we seem to be establishing a modus vivendi: I leave her alone 99% of the time, and she lets me film one of her feedings.