Article posted: 3/30/2013 6:03 AM

Spring means yard work for hummingbird watchers

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A ruby-throated hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world weighing a tenth of an ounce, has a brain the size of a BB, wobbly legs and enemies like the praying mantis and bull frog.

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The world's smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person's spring to-do list: trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders. With the beginning of spring, hummingbirds are making their way north after migrations that took many of them more than 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico. They will return to the same yards where they have stayed in the past.
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