If you are new to the blog start at Hello World and work your way up the Recent Posts.

Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

 A duck in the backyard

Mary found a female duck in the backyard after she got home from work today. It was obviously comfortable around humans. It took off a little later.
Was it Dorothy?



 Dorothy returns after a 6-week hiatus!

We haven’t seen Dorothy in quite a while. She would come often almost everyday. Dennis came too but not as often as Dorothy. Then she stopped. However, Dennis kept coming off and on for another three weeks. Most of the time Dennis would show up just an hour or two before dark. He would chow down, swim a little [...]



 Into the night

Dennis and Dorothy showed up this evening around seven while we were out walking the dogs. After some hardy eating at the duck food bowl and lounging in and at the edge of the pond, they decided it was time to head back to the golf course. Notice the head bobs, particularly of Dennis who [...]



 The two together again

Last evening as we started out on our walk with the dogs, Mary noticed the ducks across the street in a backyard with a bunch of kids. I guess they landed there seeing some humans. When they spied us, they headed right toward us.  We explained about the ducks growing up at our house. I [...]



 Dennis shows up alone

On rainy Friday, mid morning  Dennis arrived without Dorothy. This is unusual because if anyone  shows up alone or first it has always been Dorothy with Dennis often showing up later. When a duck does not shows up we often start worrying.
Dennis has lost a few feathers. When he flaps his wings there is a [...]



 Occasional Days at the Spa

Lazy Days

The ducks come back, some times every day sometimes with a couple of days in between. They generally just lounge around. When hungry Dorothy will come by the door and quack for some feed. There’s still some of that $11, 50-lb bag of chicken crumbles left.

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player.
[Javascript [...]



 Canine Interlude

The dogs asked for equal time. They made a long video.
Get the latest Flash Player to see this player.
[Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]

document.getElementById(“player7″).style.display = “”;

var s7 = new SWFObject(“http://expedioscientiam.net/ducks/wp-content/plugins/flv-embed/flvplayer.swf”,”player7″,”320″,”260″,”7″);
s7.addParam(“wmode”,”transparent”);
s7.addParam(“allowscriptaccess”,”always”);
s7.addParam(“allowfullscreen”,”true”);
s7.addVariable(“height”,”260″);
s7.addVariable(“width”,”320″);
s7.addVariable(“file”,”http://expedioscientiam.net/ducks/videos/wipeout.flv”);
s7.addVariable(“link”,”http://expedioscientiam.net/ducks/videos/wipeout.flv”);
s7.write(“player7″);



 Dorothy, Dennis, and…

Friends
We suspected that the ducks were hanging out at the golf course when not at our place. We thought we’d see if we could find them. We started checking out the various ponds. The first few held no ducks. As we moved deeper into the course, we came a upon a rather large team of ducks. Were [...]



 Bogeys at Twelve O’clock

I was out skating just finishing up my usual six miles. As I turned onto a street going down a slight hill, two ducks flying beneath the tree line flew over heading toward the golf course. Were they Dennis and Dorothy?  I yelled  “hey guys” —  my usual greeting to them. I turned my head [...]



 Another three days

A Return
In the mid afternoon, there was Dorothy some four days after her release.  From her quiet chirping, it was clear she was happy to see a human she knew. About an hour later Dennis was there too. It was nice to know they were well.
Bye again.
They spent the night here. On the following evening, [...]