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 (

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

stunning new LaLa images

Kent Gomez viewed LaLa yesterday. She's doing well and posed nicely for him. Here's one of the results. More to follow.

and here, for contrast, is another of Jamie's photos of Twozy, the putative dad of the eggs currently incubating here at Calypso (Eleuthera, Bahamas). I hope this constant switching between Baiting Hollow, Long Island and Calypso, Eleuthera is not as confusing for you as it is sometimes for me. Too much of a good thing?


  1. It is interesting to see how long La La will stay on our island. My son, who lives in Oregon, said that he has seen the rufus winter over there sometimes.

  2. Rufous hummingbirds normally summer in Oregon and further up the west, into Alaska, and winter in Central America (see They migrate through California, the southwest US and northern Mexico. Did your son have a rufous throughout the winter in Oregon?
    LaLa is way off course, and normally would not survive through our tough and long winters. However, because of the mild weather, the feeders and the still-blooming hummer-friendly flowers, she is doing well - so far.