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Out of the Blue

I wondered whether being out-of-town for close to a week would mean the gang of 13 ducks that hang out in our pond would forget I was their friend with the oatmeal. But when I went outside to dump the dehumidifier water for the first time after our return I was assailed by 15 happy duckies. It was obvious the two newcomers were having trouble being completely accepted into the group by how they got chased around a bit, but they seemed to be trying to earn full membership. When I went out to pour out the water this morning, however, they were nowhere to be found, making me wonder if they'd already started flying south for the winter. A little later MrsBlue came down and pointed out that my theory was wrong and they were on the patio looking in at me. This was just the main 13 of them, so the pledges may have given up after their hazing, but the rest of them are still in the area for now. I don't know that much about migratory birds, so I have no idea when to expect them to leave, or whether they will come back to this same area next spring, but I'll be interested to see how this all plays out.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2019, 11:40 Shock
 
It's possible you're delaying their departure by giving them a reliable food source  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2019, 11:39 RedEye9
 
Blue wrote on Sep 9, 2019, 11:35:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 9, 2019, 10:26:
pics of your new herd?

Sure. I've mostly taken video of them, but here is one photo on land and one at sea:

https://www.bluesnews.com/screenshots/games/misc/20190909/
Uh, we like video!

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The rogue wave does not fit into the standard wave model, back to the drawing board.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2019, 11:35  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 9, 2019, 10:26:
pics of your new herd?

Sure. I've mostly taken video of them, but here is one photo on land and one at sea:

https://www.bluesnews.com/screenshots/games/misc/20190909/
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2019, 10:26 The Half Elf
 
pics of your new herd?  
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