As you can see, baby Chipmunk earned her name for the distinctive stripes on her body under her wings. She was such a cute chickie!
Not that she’s not handsome now. As she’s grown real feathers she’s lost her chipmunk stripes but gained lovely barred wing feathers and a reddish head. She has beady golden eyes and a head and beak that remind me of a raptor. I think we’re going to have to come up with a fierce womanly name so she can be in good company with Amelia Earhart, Isabella Bird and Audrey Hepbird. I was thinking Eleanor Roosevelt seemed about right for her temperament but the Wise and Bearded One believes Chipmunk needs the name of a fierce AND beautiful woman. Any suggestions out there? For the time being, she remains our beloved Chipmunk, second in command only to Amelia.