A blog that provides up-to-date information about the world's leading (according to Google) hummingbird sanctuary, on high bluffs overlooking Long Island Sound, Riverhead, New York. The sanctuary is private and not open to the general public. Paul's Email: paul.adams%stonybrook.edu.
We sometimes livestream from the sanctuary, at youtube.com/channel/UCvTj9WdD0zItyBLI6m-U9Og/live
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 (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Like father like son
Sanctuary visiting procedure: pick a specific ANNOUNCED date/time, email Paul, he will send Directions/Instructions and Waiver, which you must read. If you are ok with these, email him again and he will send the necessary confirmation. It's a hassle for all but keeps things smooth. The sanctuary will be open to visitors july 26 (am,pm), 27 (am,pm) and 28 (am) (by appointment only: email paul.adams&stonybrook.edu); am = 10-12.30 and pm = 3-5. We will be open a half-day at the weekend (TBA), and three days every week until sept 15 (TBA). Please try to request an appointment at least 12 hours ahead, so there's time to do the necessary steps. 2 phone-photos from Susan Boyce, who visited tuesday afternoon. There's a young male, Fred Junior who I call Fredino, whose sparring with Fred (his putative dad). Here's video from wednesday afternoon:
Looks like rain saturday so we will open, by appointment, sunday morning (July 30 10-12.30)