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 (

Monday, April 7, 2014

blue tail lizard

Eleuthera has many different types of lizard, including the curly-tail, the blue-tail, the green and brown anoles, and the tropical house gecko (originally from Africa). The video below shows a blue-tail lizard on our limestone patio. We have several house lizards in our house, and they are amusing to watch. They are mostly active at night, and have large eyes for the dark. They cling to the walls and ceiling, and silently hunt insects. As a result, we have very little problem with mosquitoes or sand-flies ("no-see-ums") or other insects (which of course can otherwise be a problem in the tropics). Because the walls are white, they adopt a pale gray color. I will try to film one. In the meantime, here's the (much larger) blue-tail.

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