The hundreds, maybe thousands, of hummingbirds which swarm around you, like jewels dancing in the sunshine, make you feel that you have walked into a swarm of bees!
The Fergusons, and Theo’s magnificent bird photography, are well known to us at Spring Hill. He launched his collection – “The Experience” – at the Main House in 2009 and his work hung on the walls of “De Bird Nest” dining room for several months. They have also shared the illustrated lecture series “Hummingbirds – Fragments of the Rainbow” with our guests on many beautiful evenings.
But the wonderful experience of sharing photographs was obviously not enough for the husband and wife team. The couple have since decided to “bring it live” and by the judicious selection of flowering shrubbery and bird feeders, hundreds of “Fragments of the Rainbow” now visit their garden.
There are seventeen species of hummingbirds in Trinidad and Tobago. Theo has seen and photographed thirteen of these species in his garden. This is astonishing given the fact that some of these species, such as the Green-throated Mango, “do not belong” there.
After enjoying the thrill of walking among swarms of feeding hummingbirds, you are invited to view a video show of Theo’s photographs of these beautiful little creatures.
The only words one can use to describe the experience is “you have “visit and discover for yourself”. The trip to Yerette is now included among Asa Wright’s external tours. Just ask at the Front Desk.