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).
Saturday, August 16, 2014
only 1 egg has hatched; upcoming availability
It turns out that unfortunately only one of the eggs in Lady Di's nest has hatched. This new photo shows that what looked like a beginning hole on the second egg, back on aug 13, was in fact just a piece of debris: the egg is still intact and may now fail to hatch. Possibly the recent heavy rain prevented normal hatching. Anyway the remaining hatchling is growing well, and it will be interesting to see how Lady Di deals with the unhatched egg. I think she will just ignore it.
The best upcoming availability is for tues pm, wed pm and thur (see "Visiting Slots" to right of this post).
Here's a recent sanctuary photo, by Kathy Baca, showing a juvenile male (2 dark spots on the throat).