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 (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
submit your pics; slot system working;
Photo, from yesterday morning, by Mike Chachkes. Hummer feeding at rosebud salvia. If you visit, and take a nice photo, send it on to me for possible posting here at the blog. If you take a recent excellent hummer photo at your own place, please also send it together with some notes on your yard/flowers etc.
The appointment system is working well, and so far almost all requests for appointments at specific slot times have been okayed. The flow of traffic on Terry Farm Road has been low to non-existent, the rather primitive (but natural!) parking lot never even near full, and everyone very respectful, enjoyable and/or interesting!). It has been particularly delightful to see old friends and make a few new ones. But many people are requesting times that have not yet been posted as slots: you are wasting your and my time, because I cannot promise particular slots ahead of posting. The point of the slot system is that, as essentially a 1-man show, I cannot be sure well in advance that I will be available for particular dates: all sorts of things can crop up, such as family obligations/pleasures etc. So, please wait until you see a slot time posted that suits you, then email your request, together with the expected number of cars/people in your party (1 car preferred; try to carpool where appropriate). In most cases I've been able to respond within a few hours. Of course DO NOT EVEN THINK of visiting without a confirmed appointment. Do your homework: the blog (especially the section to the right of this post) and the info I send with your confirmation.
Here's another of Mike's great pictures from yesterday.