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 (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hummers already on Long Island!
The following picture was taken yesterday by Melissa Hahn at her home in Suffolk County! They're here! Of course the first arrivals are the adult males, with the brilliant ruby gorget. They establish their breeding territories before the females (who get second choice) arrive. Make sure your feeders are out, and maybe a male will pick your yard as his territory.