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 (

Friday, July 28, 2017

perching to feed

flying burns a lot of energy and means they have to feed a lot, which in turn makes hummers very eager to defend their patch of flowers, even if it entails flying a lot. To save energy, they will perch whenever possible, and will try to do so when feeding if there's a convenient flower stalk.
Available visiting slots next week (am= 10-12.30, pm=3-5): mon july 31 am,  tues aug 1 am, pm; wed aug 2 pm, thur aug 3 pm only : email with your request.

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