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 (

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

au revoir Eleuthera; Bahama Woodstar male hummingbird

Here's a short clip of an adult male Bahama Woodstar hummingbird, just outside our bedroom window. He's perched on a twig of a large Night-Blooming Jasmine (not in flower at the moment) which has, at night, an almost overpoweringly sweet fragrance. Note the purple throat (only visible from certain angles). He's guarding a very large clump of firecracker flowers (Russellia equisetiformis) which is next to outdoor shower area. Is this Gumbo's mate?
All being well we return to Long Island tomorrow, and I will be reporting soon from the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary.

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