Mallard Flyby and Landing

We now have two mallards infesting our pool. Check out this video. If you don’t like the soundtrack, turn off your audio.

This morning, I caught a flock of three doing a flyby. Only two landed in the pool. I can’t help but think that this has something to do with our drought conditions. Every night, right after dusk, the mallards take off and go to wherever they spend the night. They . . . Continue reading

Le Quack est back

Also see the Duck Gallery.

I was somewhat disappointed when our mallard couple left us early in the summer. So many mornings, at daybreak, I would imagine the call of one of my mallard ducks. They were amazing. Like the aircraft cruising around Los Altos on their way to SFO or OAK or SJC, the mallards knew my backyard and most importantly, my pool. At dawn, . . . Continue reading

Academy of Sciences penguin Pierre happy with wet suit – SFGate

Cute, fun, and weirdly relevant. It’s Saturday . . .

“As long as he has Homey and their nest, he’s a pretty chill penguin,” said Brenda Melton, the curator for the aquarium. Homey is 22, and the two Spheniscus demersus have been “pretty monogamous” for eight years, Melton said.”

Academy of Sciences penguin Pierre happy with wet suit – SFGate.

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