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, May 12, 2016

recent photo of a male hummer taken in Baiting Hollow

As usual in may, a male hummingbird is visiting the feeders in Baiting Hollow. Here's a recent photo, taken by Keith Bittner (thanks Keith for this and all your other help).


It's a side view against the light, so the red gorget appears dark, but even without that the squat appearance strongly suggests a male - perhaps Fred, the male that adopted the sanctuary as his territory the 2 previous years. I hope to get some better images and even video soon.

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