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 (

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OPEN TODAY from 3 to 5.30; waterspouts

We will be open today from 3 to 5.30 and then aug 3,4 from 9.30 to 12.30 and 3 to 6. Please go to for directions, instructions and information, especially if you have never visited before. Yesterday was our first, gentle, opening of the year. 6 people (in 3 groups) came in the afternoon and all saw hummingbirds chasing each other. The weather held up but later on there was a violent storm, which did some damage to plants, brought down 2 trees, and lots of debris. But the hummers were out again this morning, unfazed. I hope to post a picture of the damage here soon, but in the meantime here is one from 2 years ago, showing another storm, with 2 simultaneous water spouts over Long Island Sound.

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