By the way, did you fellows know that a hummingbird weighs as much as a quarter? Do you think a hummingbird also weighs the same as two dimes and a nickel? But then she asked a question of her own: How do they weigh a hummingbird?  Calvin Trillin, Enough’s Enough

avant-2-humming-birdsPhoto John Avant

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  1. Barbara Estinson says:

    Your friend John Avant is a wonderful photographer. I love that photo! And the quote is fun. I too wonder how they weigh a hummingbird …..

  2. Kathy says:

    What an elegant photo! I love these pugnacious little birds, and, yes, now that, you mention it, how IS a hummingbird weighed?

  3. Jesse says:

    He really does, what cool timing on that photo, yes will be waiting upon this answer of how a hummingbird is not only weighed but what type of scale do they use hmmm?

  4. Sandy says:

    http://www.dpowerslab.com/2013-field-season-kicks-off-with-se-arizona-workshop/
    There are probably other weighs to weigh a hummingbird but it took me awhile to even find this article. They use a Sartorius balance scale. There is a picture.

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