Today's Bird is the Buff-Bellied Hummingbird. Even with all that name, he still lives here in the United States. He's the only Rio Grande Valley local hummer. The other ones we get--Ruby-Throated, Black-Chinned and the occasional Allen's, are all migrants. But the Buff-Bellied Hummers are around pretty much all the time.
If you look really closely, you'll be able to see my favorite feature--at tiny black tip on an otherwise orange bill. I took this picture at Estero Llano Grande State Park on September 1, 2012.