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).
Friday, August 29, 2014
The End is Nigh
This spectacular image is by Brad Oliphant. It shows an adult male hummingbird perching on the stem of a bog sage flower. Note the full red throat and the forked tail. Bog sage is a 1 star hummingbird plant that also gets a lot of visits from goldfinches, which love the seeds. The hummer could be Fred, the bellicose male who dominated the sanctuary throughout the summer, but it could equally be a migrating adult who arrived after Fred's departure.
Our last day for visiting will be sunday aug 31 (morning only) but we also still have good availability for the am and pm slots on saturday (see to the right of this post for details about how to request an appointment). Of course I will continue to welcome visits from friends old and new, by appointment only, and hummingbirds will be active until late september. However the sanctuary will be officially closed starting sept 1.