As many of my readers know I call the resident adult male hummingbird at the sanctuary, Fred, in honor of other bellicose residents here. He's still here, though lying a bit lower than formerly, because of competition from other, younger, hummers. Here's a recent clip with him flashing his red gorget.
The weekend was damp and gray but there was plenty of hummer action, though only a few visitors. This morning the Syosset Garden Club visited, the weather was good, they all saw plenty of hummers, though not as many as the weekend. They were interested in the various unusual hummingbird plants we grow here, of which more in a later post. If you have a formal group that wants to visit, such as a garden club, an Audubon chapter, or a photography group, you can contact me and reserve a private time (at which photographers may bring long lenses and tripods). I'm also adding progressively more "slots" for unaffiliated hummingbird enthusiasts (see to right of this post).