Monday Mischief: Harold and Maude Return

22 May

Every year Harold and Maude, or their children or grandchildren, have come back to nest in the front yard. Ducks do that. The experts at Ducks Unlimited say that ducks “imprint information about their home breeding and wintering areas and use navigational cues to return to them. Adult female ducks often return to former breeding sites.”

We have been blessed for the last 16 year’s as we have watched Harolds and Maudes waddle around the grounds, swim in the pool, and ultimately waddle their ducklings down to the river.

Luckily the ducks are in the front yard. The dogs would love to chase them, and do roust them if they fly into the back or worse in the pool, but the front is leash only territory so the duckies are ‘kind of’ safe. They must feel at home since they keep coming back.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Birds


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8 responses to “Monday Mischief: Harold and Maude Return

  1. easyweimaraner

    May 22, 2017 at 01:55

    it’s nice to share your yard with harold&maude :o) I hope for a lot of little harold’s&maud’s this year ;o)

    • dogdaz

      May 22, 2017 at 06:49

      We are not sure where the nest is. We are keeping an eye for the ducklings.

  2. The Island Cats

    May 22, 2017 at 17:57

    We have a “Harold and Maude” every year too. A couple of years we’ve found the nest…but alas, no little ducklings. Seems some other creature gets to the eggs before they are hatched. 😦

    • dogdaz

      May 22, 2017 at 18:41

      Oh how sad 🙀

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 22, 2017 at 18:27

    Chasing ducks is off limits. Whenever I try it, Mom calls me the name of Naughty.

    Love and licks,

    • dogdaz

      May 22, 2017 at 18:42

      Our Mom let’s us chase them out of the pool because we can’t reach them.

  4. tippysmom2

    May 27, 2017 at 14:42

    Wow! Sixteen years! I do wonder how many generations there have been. It is interesting how they imprint information and go back to the same place, year after year. I guess they must mate for life too, huh?

    • dogdaz

      May 27, 2017 at 15:38

      It is true for geese, but not for ducks.

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