I thought I would start an thread about the interesting ducks at our lakes here in San Diego. There are two lakes that are very close to me: Chollas Lake and Lake Murray. So, if I find an interesting duck or goose at this lake, I will post it in this thread instead of starting a whole bunch of new threads. Some of you may have seen this photo of this black and white runner duck earlier. I think it is a female because she started quacking really loud the other day. She has two brown runner male companions, one of which are in this photo. I found out that they love peas, unlike a lot of the wild ducks, but she doesn't love them enough to come up to me and eat them out of the bowl. There's also a male black and white runner, but he doesn't have as much white as this one. He makes the standard low-pitched male duck call. I wonder if she's laying eggs all around. Hopefully not as it would attract predators and I don't think she can fly away.