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 (

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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