How the Hummingbird got it's name
by Remington Miller age:11
( Little rock, AR USA)
A girl walks into a dim forest hoping to find a magnificent treasure! "Bzzzz." The girl turns around in fright! There was nothing there!
"How could that be? I could have sworn..." She shrugged and walked off. Her feet crinkled in the leaves. When a breeze blows she hears the strange buzzing begin. She shook her head.
"I'm so tired. Maybe..." She leaned against a strong oak tree, it stood as tall as the mountains. Moss grew on the huge tree, it was green and plush.
Hours passed, minutes flew by. The girl awoke shocked. She had slept through the night! Just then, in the elegant morning rays a small birdlike creature flew by at great speed.
It flew around the girl's head! It seemed to hum a happy little song. She took out a small notebook and quickly sketched a picture. Her mother wouldn't mind another minute or two. It flew around flower to flower sipping nectar.
It had to be hungry often to power those tiny wings at the split-second speed! The creature looked delicate. Just then, it sipped nectar from a flower right beside the girl. She quickly wrote down all her observations. What a marvelous little creature. She had to think of a name to top off the fascinating creature. It whizzed past her again. The buzzing! It was from the wings!
"Hummingbird!" she said aloud It was a magnificent name! The hummingbird seemed to dance. She guessed it liked the idea too! Now, she had to go. Her mother was probably worried sick.
She couldn't tell anyone, not even a tiny tree about the newly found hummingbird. It was her own little secret. Just as she thought she was done she remembered her old camera! The hummingbird sipped nectar from a delicate light flower. The girl took a picture! Oh, and a gorgeous picture it was! She put it into her notebook. Little did the girl know she had just made a scientific discovery!