The above really cool image was snagged at the sanctuary yesterday morning by Bob Imoor. He used a 1/3200 shutter speed, which freezes the rapidly moving wing. It was taken without flash - the light on the front deck overlooking the Sound is very intense.
But the weather is too cool too! In particular the wind is from the north, and I suspect some of my hummers have taken off south on their annual migration, eventually to Central America. We saw rubythroats last year in Costa Rica at thanksgiving. When will summer (= warm weather) start?
Almost everyone is being very considerate and cooperative in sticking to our rules, making appointments, bringing waivers. Thanks, I appreciate it. For the very very few who don't think rules apply to them, I suppose there's nothing I can say, except that your behavior makes it possible the sanctuary could close. But these folks don't even check the blog.
Plenty of available slots for appointments monday and wednesday next week, and more slots soon upcoming. But please check carefully that you will actually be able to come for your appointment before emailing your request: I'm getting a lot of cancellations, which involves unnecessary work particularly for me.
To end up with, here's a recent video.