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 (

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gumbo has fixed her nest

As you can see from the video filmed yesterday Gumbo has repaired her nest to her satisfaction and is now quietly and proudly sitting on her eggs. If I approach too close she will immediately fly off, and then "attack" me, or at least try to distract me. The weather has been perfect for 3 days now, although it might warm up a bit (high of 83?). There's a perfect breeze across Calypso pond, and, like Gumbo, we've been preoccupied with various minor repairs and improvements (repainting is an ongoing perpetual project here, rather like those bridges where repainting has to start at one end as soon as it's finished at the other (see for example

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