Ruby-Throated hummers photographed in Jacksonville on Monday.
If you want to see more of these little critters, go to http://www.gwds2.com/alofbama/blogger/blogger.php.
Some facts about hummers:
WEIGHT: About 3g (may nearly double prior to migration
by putting on extra fat).
LENGTH: About 3.5" from tip of beak to tip of tail.
WING BEATS: About 60-80 times per second in normal flight;
up to 200 times per second in courtship dives.
SPEED: Normal flight about 25mph; up to 40 mph in a courtship
FEEDING: Eats about its weight in nectar or sugar water
each day. Feeds bout 5-10 times per hour and may stay at the
feeder up to a minute during each visit.