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, July 24, 2014

challenging, chasing, fighting

Yesterday it was quite active, with a lot of chasing. Here are a couple of inadequate clips I shot yesterday evening as storm clouds gathered over Connecticut (but not a drop of rain here). This morning things had quietened appreciably, perhaps because the shift of the wind to the north is already triggering southward departures.

Here the action is near the center, just above the treetops.

Here a hummer is feeding peaceably until another arrives and drives him off. Both clips 4X slo-mo.
One of the big problems filming chases is everything happens very fast, often with high speed flying.

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