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Hummingbird Nests are as Small as a Thimble, Be Careful Not to Prune Them

Some species of hummingbirds are threatened with extinction; these incredibly small and delicate birds are no longer than a few inches in length, and their eggs are

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Here’s some tips on how to spot them

“The eggs of hummingbirds are very small—roughly the size of jelly beans! Please remember to carefully check for nests before you trim trees and shrubs.’

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Therefore, ensuring the continued existence of these birds requires maintaining a vigilant lookout for their delicate nests whenever one prunes.

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They construct their nests out of spider webs, lichen and plant matter, meaning they are extremely delicate. Additionally, the lichen is effective at disguising the location of their nests.

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Their hearts are capable of beating at a rate of more than 1200 times per minute! If you compare that to the average human whose heart beats around 80 times per minute, that means every time our heart beats once, the hummingbirds heart beats 20 times, it’s crazy!

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