Since our hummingbirds will be striking out on their own fairly soon, we should probably give them a proper send-off. sbennettwealer suggested a naming contest – a great idea, and I’m game if you are!
The rules are simple:
1) Propose a pair of names suitable for hummingbirds as wondrous as these
2) Write your entry into the comments thread of this post
3) Extra credit for including both names in a poem or limerick
4) The deadline for submission is Monday, 3/17 at 1:00 p.m., PDT.
The winning entry will be selected by a random salesperson at my local Wild Birds Unlimited. The prize? A copy of Flight Plans: A Bird’s Eye View of Life.
*You might want to select gender-neutral names. Their coloring seems to suggest that they’re both female Costa’s Hummingbirds, but we won’t know for sure until they reach full maturity.
Ready? Here’s your inspiration: