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 (

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hummers Now Far North of Long Island; swimming at Halcyon

Lanny Chambers migration map shows that the first hummers have already reached New Hampshire, and some are doubtless already on Long Island. Make sure your feeders are set up! But bear in mind that the map only shows the leading edge of the migration, not the main wave, which is reaching Long Island right now.

Just down the beach from us is an idyllic bay we call Halcyon, which at low tide is sheltered from the Atlantic waves, and is lined with coconut palms.  Here's a recent 300 degree view; Claire is swimming with a friend, I'm swivelling on shore instead.


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