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 (

Friday, April 11, 2014

Frolicking at Halcyon; Hummingbirds now in New Jersey

Hummingbirds have now reached southern New Jersey - see the migration map here.

Since we are directly on the Atlantic Ocean, it's often quite choppy, and unsuited to leisurely and placid swimming. 5 minute walk east from our beach brings one to Halcyon Bay. This is sheltered by coral and limestone formations,  especially at its 2 corners, so that at low tide there are basically 2 huge saltwater swimming baths, surrounded by crashing waves which hardly ruffle its surface. We often swim there, and sometimes snorkel, in complete safety. Here are a couple of recent videos.

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