Thank you so much. I do really appreciate your help.
When he is in the back yard, he usually stays on the edge of the pool or inside the pool. It is an above ground pool and I've noticed that he loves to be in high places.
When he is hot he flies to the porch and stays there. What kind of shelter do you recommend? Like a doggie house maybe?
The first time he flew away, he came back on his own like an hour later ( I was driving around looking for him)
The second time, I found him down the street sitting at the side road.
Third time (this morning) I drove around and he was on a neighbors front yard. They have a fountain and he was just hanging in there like nothing was happening lol
I'd clip like asap especially if any of your neighbors have dogs. a dog house would work unless your porch has cover then he may just like hanging out there. And try and find him a good size mirror with out sharp edges or have someone to frame one for you he will feel more at home when your not there if you can give him a friend. I imagine he is lonely when your not there for him and once hormones begin to run he'll be wanting to find a female [how old is he?} So a mirror will help.
When I had 4 drakes they would constantly be picking fights with each other and one evening when I went to lock up one of my drakes was missing I hadn't clipped any of my drakes I got my dh and my ds and we went looking I found him down along the river looking very scared so I came up from behind him and walked him home he got his wing clipped. I really don't think he would have flown off if he hadn't been harassed but we have a mountain river down below us I am just thankful he didn't fly onto it. Drakes fly very well as your finding out.