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 (

Friday, May 6, 2016

First Reports of Hummer Sightings on Long Island; some Calypso clips.

just a quick note to say that I now have 2 separate reports of hummingbirds on Long Island. Of course some have probably been here for a couple of weeks, but these are the first definite sightings I've heard about. More to follow soon.

UPDATE - I've just heard from a third person (in Shoreham) who's hosting a hummer. Indeed, this hummer showed up already 10 days ago - about when I expected the first arrivals.

Of course, a few video clip, from Eleuthera :

                         First, the typical puffy white clouds - my favorite

            Our beach (then my feet) on a choppy day, viewed from the ocean

Frangipani (aka Plumeria)


                   Danny Hauben painting (with pastels) during his visit here in january


  1. Monday night May 9th in East Yaphank south of the expressway spotted my first male rubythroat of the season and he may have been chasing another one it was getting dark and hard to see . am so happy !!

  2. Carolyn - great news! It appears I also have a male at the sanctuary. Of course males are always the first to arrive, and they try to grab the best territories.