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, May 3, 2016

soon back on Long Island

We will soon be back on Long Island, and I'm eager to see whether hummers have returned to Baiting Hollow - friends have been maintaining feeders there for several weeks but I do not yet have reports of hummer sightings. In the mean time I'm posting a few snaps from last summer - specifically from Danny Hauben's visits. Danny is an artist from the Bronx, who spent a summer residency at Riverhead's East End Arts Center. Here's one of the scenes he did.

And here's the result in progress

                                                          a close-up

another scene


  1. You have been immortalized in art! Safe travels back.

  2. I saw my first hummingbird of the season this evening. He was a beautiful mature male. He was trying to drink from my feeder, but it was so full of water from all the rain. I quickly refilled it and he came back twice to feed. So delighted. I am in Bayport, LI, and it was about 7 pm when he visited.