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 (

Monday, April 7, 2014

blue tail lizard

Eleuthera has many different types of lizard, including the curly-tail, the blue-tail, the green and brown anoles, and the tropical house gecko (originally from Africa). The video below shows a blue-tail lizard on our limestone patio. We have several house lizards in our house, and they are amusing to watch. They are mostly active at night, and have large eyes for the dark. They cling to the walls and ceiling, and silently hunt insects. As a result, we have very little problem with mosquitoes or sand-flies ("no-see-ums") or other insects (which of course can otherwise be a problem in the tropics). Because the walls are white, they adopt a pale gray color. I will try to film one. In the meantime, here's the (much larger) blue-tail.

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