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, June 3, 2015

Fred even closer; Wendy's Wish

Here's a vid from this morning showing Fred perching on a dead branch overhanging the rear deck. Unfortunately he has he sky behind him, which blunts the colors. Shortly after he left tocontinue patrolling his territory, a female hummingbird arrived and started feeding at "Wendy's Wish" salvia. This is a hybrid of uncertain origin (S. mexicana, S. buchanii and/or possibly S. splendens), found as a chance seedling in an Australian garden. It has large magenta flowers and pink bracts resembling those of S. splendens van Houttei. It's very floriferous, but not hardy on Long Island.

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