This week I was fortunate to see and photograph a Buff-bellied Hummingbird that has been visiting a feeder in Apalachicola, Florida. It is usually thought that the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only one seen in the eastern United States. However, each winter, several species of hummingbirds that are normally found only in the west are seen in the Florida Panhandle area. Buff-bellied Hummingbirds are a Mexican species and there is a resident population in the southern tip of Texas. So, this bird is definitely away from its usual range. It has a colorful red bill with a black tip. In full breeding plumage it will have a bright green throat and the belly will be a buffy tan color.