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 (

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

wing beat video; trumpet creeper (**)

Here's another slo mo (4X) video showing the details of the wing motion (1/1000 sec shutter speed). On the left you can just see flowers of the golden trumpet creeper Campsis radicans "Flava", which is a 2 star hummer plant. Below the video is a still of the red version of trumpet creeper.
By the way I forgot to say in my last post what rates 4 stars: a sugar water feeder! (an essentially bottomless well of nectar).

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