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).
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Open this morning (sunday aug 4) 9.30-12.30; Salvia "Waverley"
Open this morning (sunday aug 4) only, 9.30-12.30. We will be open monday am and pm, and probably the remainder of the week (except wed am). YOU VISIT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Yesterday was an odd day: the morning was rainy and cold with lots of visitors, but the afternoon was beautiful, with hardly any. Hummingbird activity was moderate all day, but really picked up near, and slightly after sunset.
The photo, by Doug Maclean, was taken friday, and shows a bird feeding at the small white blossom of Salvia "Waverly". These modest white flowers get a lot of attention from hummers. The plant is apparently a hybrid of S. leucantha and S. chiapensis. I stopped growing the former because it blooms rather late, but have a lot of chiapensis, which has small pink-purple flowers. None of these salvias are winter hardy here.
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