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Monday Mischief: Harold and Maude Return

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 ❤

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Birds

 

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Monday Mischief: Harold & Maude are Back!

Harold and Maude, or maybe some of their children, have returned for the 13th year in a row to the front pine trees.  We always have at least one pair that nests in the yard each year, even with the crazy dogs.  Welcome back little duckies!  Now run for your lives because the dogs are coming out!

What mischief did you get into today?

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Animals, Birds

 

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