This nest of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird from Lenoir, North Carolina, is particularly unusual--not because of its small size but because it was built at least 130 years ago! Dr. John Hardaway, a retired physician from Statesville, North Carolina, has had the nest since he was a child, and the woman who gave it to him had it in her possession for more than half a century before that. Dr. Hardaway brought the nest to one ofBill Hilton Jr.'s "Hummingbird Mornings" presentations in August 2000 at Allison Woods near Statesville.

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