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Photo Feature By Al Harris


Ruby-Throated hummers photographed in Jacksonville on Monday. If you want to see more of these little critters, go to

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 dive.
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.


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