This time of year is the very best for bird watching in our neighborhood. Just as the blossoms pop out on the fruit trees and my bridal veil bush puts on a show of cascading flowers; the bright red-white-blue lazuli buntings and orange orioles arrive on their way to their summer homes. The following is a re-post of the drama in our back yard a few years ago.
When he flew to the lawn he was met by an adversary.
None shall pass.
None shall pass!
I have no quarrel with you, good Sir, but I must cross this lawn.
Then you shall die.
I command you to stand aside!
I move for no bird.
So be it!
Now! Stand aside, worthy adversary.
Come on you pansy!
You are indeed brave, Sir, but the fight is mine.
Oh, had enough, eh?
Look, stop that.
Right, I’ll do you for that!
What are you going to do, bleed on me?
I’m invincible!You’re a loony.
I always triumph!--Have at you!
Come on then!
All right; we’ll call it a draw.
Oh, oh, I see, flying away, ‘eh?
You orange fool! Come back here and take what’s coming to you…I’ll bite your leg off!
And if you haven’t already guessed, the script is adapted from the clash between The Black Knight and King Arthur in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail.