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 (

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

good rain; clubs and groups

This recent picture is by Wei Tang. The flower on the right is the yellow form of trumpet creeper (or trumpet vine, Campsis radicans).

We got good rain early this morning, which should taper off in time for our morning "slot"; those with appointments for this morning should try to come, because I think hummers will be active, and I cannot guarantee appointments for later slots. But I will re-assess the situation in an hour or two - look for updates of this post. Let's hope that Lady Di and her nest in Manorville came through the rain ok.

Yesterday we had organized visits from 2 garden clubs: the Riverhead GC in the morning and the Nathan Hale (Huntington area) in the afternoon. Everyone saw plenty of hummers and enjoyed the flowers and views. If you are a member of an organized group (garden/bird/photography clubs) you can make an appointment for a visit outside of our posted "slot" times). The group leader should contact me by email (paul.adams*

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