a means of identification, I stumbled across a couple of sites (here and here) about the upcoming 2013 Texas Hummingbird Festival in Rockport. Who knew there was such a thing? I do know, however, that it only takes one hummingbird to make a person's day.
In a Facebook post yesterday, the Wildlife Center of Texas noted that hummingbirds are the sole pollinators for 160 different plant species. The southward migration of hummers is currently underway, and ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico. A little thumb-sized thing can fly 550 miles in one stretch - amazing, eh?