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Virginia hummingbirds migrate south

POSTED: 06:23 AM EST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 09:14 PM EDT Sep 10, 2013 

David Overstreet took these photos of hummingbirds while in Huddleston, Virginia over the summer. The birds are migrating south during the final weeks of summer.

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A hummingbird weighs about the same as a nickel and can fit in the palm of your hand. With its needle-like bill it probes tubular flowers for nectar while hovering on wings that beat 55 times per second.

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