BASICS


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, April 29, 2015

He's Here! arrival around 5.30 pm today april 29: bad vid

A male hummingbird just showed up at my feeders. Late this afternoon the wind turned to the northeast from northwest, and I said to myself one might decide to stop,  rather than fight the wind. At first I saw him perched very close to the feeder closest to the back cabin "Hummingbird Cottage" where I was sitting getting ready to leave,  since it had turned cold and cloudy. Then he fed briefly at that feeder, and then switched to a feeder a little bit further  away (see video) closer to the front cabin "Seagull Lodge". When I saw him perched silhouetted against the Sound it was quite unmistakably a hummingbird, almost certainly an adult male. I shot some poor video (2X slo-mo) which I post below. Now I will step outside despite the cold and try to get better video. Whoo-hoo!

Update: I could not stay long outside because it was too cold, so this out-of-focus video I shot from inside the cabin will have to do. At least it confirms it's an adult male.

3 comments:

  1. Hooray! He looks quite plump to me but I've an untrained eye. Happy day indeed!

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  2. YES, he looks plump to me too - possibly he has been around for longer than I thought, though I've been watching the feeders fairly closely, during the few hours I spent in Baiting Hollow. Once the weather warms up, perhaps this weekend, and my strength continues to improve, I will be spending more time out there. But I find the nakedness of the trees (visible on the vid) rather depressing.

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  3. We saw our first Wednesday night as well, in Eastport. He was around this morning but haven't seen him since.

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