my friend who lives nearby just told me tonight she saw a BUMBLEBEE hummingbird -- on the mimosa tree by her apt. window!!! or that's what we think it is, because it was definitely the size of a bee... or more accurately, a cicada killer (large wasp). it was being chased by a larger (average sized) hummer, so she could see the size difference clearly-- in fact she thought it was a large bug, until it perched on the tree and she looked closely and realized it was a tiny hummer. she said it appeared to be about an inch big! there's no other h-bird that size that i know of... and i know the bee-birds are native to mexico. aren't they rarely seen in texas? should we report this to the local hummingbird watch group? i wonder what it was doing up here.. sign of global warming maybe? or, do all birds sometimes go out of their normal range for reasons unknown to us?