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)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hummingbird Mural in Downtown Riverhead Saved! The Lawsuit.....

There's a very pretty hummingbird mural in downtown Riverhead. It was recently threatened with removal, but it now seems as if it might stay: http://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/2015/08/67287/hummingbird-mural-to-stay-building-owner-says/
The artist, Caitlyn Shea , created a Facebook page to petition to have it stay. Here's the link (see also my "Links" section in the right-hand column of this blog):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/497974383699024/


Here at the sanctuary it looks like yet another beautiful day ahead. The wind yesterday and this morning is from the north west, which often triggers southerly departure, and hummer activity was only moderate yesterday compared to the previous week. However it will turn southwesterly this afternoon, which I hope will cause some hummers to stop at the sanctuary on their southerly migration.

Here's another recent photo by Greg Olanoff:


Newcomers to the blog probably don't realize that some of my neighbors are suing me to close the sanctuary completely and for $3,000,000 damages. You can find links to various documents about this ongoing nightmare in the right-hand column of this blog, under "Interesting Links". I'll review the current state of the lawsuit in future posts, but meanwhile some of you might like to read these documents as background.

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