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 (

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Feeding in the Rain

Just at sunset (it's now setting over western Long Island) the rain  stopped.

The rain today reminded me of these videos of hummers in the rain

Thursday, October 12, 2017

spot the hummingbird

One of the last videos of the 20017 season. At first it's difficult to spot the hummer!

Monday, October 9, 2017



I got word that a Calliope hummingbird - the US's smallest - from western states such as as Oregon and Washington - has been spotted in Baiting Hollow, though not (yet) at the sanctuary, so I was keeping an eye out for it, without success. But instead here are a couple more videos from september, featuring favorites such as jewelweed and shrimp plant.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ladies and More Monarchs

I have never seen so many Painted Ladies as the last few days, and lots of monarchs too.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


After several days with no sighting I was happy to see one hummer several times, visiting the feeder hanging in the doorway of the front cabin:

While waiting for him, I filmed a lot of monarchs