by Tammy Brister
This bird was flying around our neighbors esperanza. I at first thought it was one of the big black furry bees that are always present, but upon closer examination, my husband said no he thought it was a hummingbird. It's body was gray and black. It was only about an inch long, maybe 1 1/2 inches but no more. On its back it had a white stipe. It was the coolest little thing I had ever seen. I have seen many rufous hummingbirds here, but never a bird like this.