Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An epic tale of woe, torment and eventual success against all the odds

Background: Lately a pigeon has taken to observing the rosellas that feed on my balcony. If they turn their back, even for an instant, s/he dives in and steals some seed (from the bird-feeder cunningly disguised as a flower pot). Whenever a rosella and the pigeon get too close to each other, there's a flurry of beaks and wings and great squawking in the land.

Needless to say, the parrots really are not happy with this state of affairs, and even when the pigeon is only sitting there to watch, it drives them into chirpy little fits of indignation. At the same time, they are afraid to venture too near to the wicked monster that menaces their paradise.

Which leads us to...

Face-Off: an epic tale in seven scenes







4 Comments:

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Hilarious! And thank you for ending the too-long parrot dry spell.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Very amusing...

and again, more evidence as to why living in the northern MIdwest, USA sucks... no parrots!

Ianqui said...

That's awesome! It does sadden me a little to know that the rosellas are scared of pigeons. I mean, eek. Pigeons are flying rats, and parrots are awesome.

(Although, come to think of it, I'm a little scared of rats, the regular kind. So maybe it's not that different.)

Propter Doc said...

Wonderful, brightened up the morning no end. Thanks! I love the parrot photos.