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).
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Lady Di Feeding her brand new young; petition; updated availability
Lady Di is a female hummingbird raising a new and late brood 12 feet up an oak tree in Manorville. The first egg hatched aug 12 and the second a day later. Dominick, the photographer, had to sit 20 feet away from the nest - any closer and she would just buzz him until he left. You can see Lady Di delicately feeding her tiny hatchlings. She's giving them a regurgitated mix of insects and nectar. The chicks will now rapidly grow, and she will be kept busy catching insects. But for the moment while they are still tiny she spends a lot of time just sitting on them, keeping them cosy.
Don't forget to sign the petition to Riverhead Town to keep the sanctuary going.
Best slot availability: monday and tuesday pm