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 (

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Oh Bliss - Relative Quiet! Open this afternoon; lotta hummers

My neighbors finally got their power problem fixed and relative calm has returned, so we can open this afternoon, from 3 to 6. I hope to open friday and the weekend too but please check this blog for confirmation and details (and for directions and general information). There are still quite a few hummers around. I heard from a hummer gardener in nearby Aquebogue that hummers were feeding right through the storm! (As of course they have to).
Please bear in mind that there is still some debris around, and many plantings got knocked around. Here is a link to a Picasaweb album that shows the garden (and a few hidden hummers) before the storm.

The photo was taken last week by Ed Culbreath, a visitor from the Bronx. Thanks Ed! It shows a youngster (note the white tail tip) feeding on Agastache.

1 comment:

  1. We took all but one feeder down on Saturday night before the storm hit. On Sunday morning, predawn, I had a very disgruntled hummer at my window looking for "his" feeder. I wasted no time accommodating him (in spite of high wind) and we were rewarded throughout the day with hummers feeding, fighting, and chasing each other around as if it was any ordinary day. They are truly remarkable creatures and we will be sad to see them leave us in the coming days.