My duck and I have finally arrived in Long Beach, California, after a six-day drive (complete with sight-seeing) from Chicago. Earlier today, we were in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and we spotted these black ducks in the lake. Any idea what they are? They were pretty neat looking. There were plenty of mallards on the lake too, but I saw a group of four ducks sticking together that definitely appeared to be some domestic variety. They were bigger than the mallards and different colors. I don't know much about ducks, so even though I knew they weren't mallards, I wasn't sure what kinds they were. Any guesses? Fortunately, they're being cared for very well in Lake Havasu City. The weather is nice year-round so they certainly won't freeze, and it's very touristy so people are always around to feed them. I actually saw a stand selling duck food! And, they seem to have integrated very well into the mallard flock. It seems like the one and only success story of domestic ducks living in the wild. Of course, the poor things probably can't fly.