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, June 12, 2014

Fred out on a limb again

Conditions have been good for planting but not for photography, and Fred and Coral are making only fleeting appearances, but I was able to film Fred out on his favorite twig this afternoon. The light was gray and the gorget sometimes shows rufous, but mostly black. And here's the last 4 seconds in 4X slo mo:

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