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, January 18, 2016

LaLa still around. Mme W still chicksitting; a guest at the feeder

Although LaLa was seen on friday, volunteers on saturday and sunday did not see her. But today Joy Clenaghan went out, unfroze a feeder and saw LaLa! See for details.

Here at Calypso, on the Bahamian Out-Island of Eleuthera, where we spend the winter, Mme W is still sitting on her chicks, though the nest is becoming more cramped for the 3 of them:

And here is a striking visitor to one of our feeders (filmed through the window screen) - a Bahamian green anole Anolis smaragdinus. I used to think these were the same as the american green anole A. carolina but apparently they are quite distinct species (see But in both cases there is ongoing competition with the Bahamian Brown Anole, A. sagrei. It seems that typically the Greens occupy the top half of trees, and the Browns the bottom half! In this case the small tree is a Frangipani (a.k.a. Plumeria) , which has beautiful yellow flowers in late spring. It loses its leaves in the "dry" season (which so far this year has been very wet). 

2X slo mo.

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