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, January 5, 2017

More nest videos

Although I'm calling the female Woodstar hummingbird who's nesting just outside our living room here on the Bahamian island Eleuthera "Thumbelina" (following a suggestion by Donna DeSousa), her name could equally well be Patience. That is certainly the virtue personified by an incubating mother-bird! Here are some videos from yesterday showing Thumbelina on her neat little nest, viewed from 3 different angles. They were all filmed at about 10.30, when rays of sunshine happen to hit the nest despite the thick surrounding foliage. The first video shows the view from the step ladder I've positioned about 8 feet from the nest, so I can get a horizontal view. The camera zooms out to show the location of the nest in the tree.

The second video is also from this angle, and shows her flicking out her tongue.

Here's the same nest on the same date/time, viewed from another angle:

and finally from a third angle - 

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