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, July 16, 2013

Opening Aug 1; Hummingbird on a Rose; Thanks

All being well we will open aug 1 for the first time this season - see this blog for details.

Hummers don't visit rose flowers, because they lack nectar. However, a young hummer spent about a minute perching on this "Westerland"  climbing rose, which is in a pot on the front deck. You can see a video below - towards the end he feeds on several of the nearby Salvia greggii flowers, ignoring the much bigger "Hyperion" daylily flowers.

Many thanks to all those who have offered to help at the sanctuary. While we have enough volunteers for the moment, please continue to volunteer, and I will add your name to my list of possible future helpers.

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