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 (

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Final Mme W video; LaLa's fate unknown.

My last video of Mme W, in a lull during heavy rain. The prolonged rain  on jan 2 weakened the attachment of the nest to its branch, which was whipsawing during strong winds that night and then jan 23 (the same weather system as the snow storm in the northeast). The nest fell to the ground that morning, ejecting the 2 immature chicks. Efforts to re-attach the nest to its site were unsuccessful, the nest tipped over in continued heavy winds and the mother abandoned her babies, which have now disappeared.
I have no news of LaLa.

1 comment:

  1. Damn, nature is ruthless. But the good news is that Natural Selection is still working for hummingbirds.