While up at the lake with my camera I spotted this odd looking duck or goose. It had black and white spots and my first thought was it was cross-breed. I took the first couple of shots and I got close enough while it was preening on the water's edge. I moved to get on the other side of it but as I took a few steps noticed another one sitting on the short wall (the last two shots). It was then I realized this duck's feathering was no fluke and I couldn't wait to get home to look it up to see what this was. It took me a moment but I learned it's called a moscovy duck, the first I've seen.
From the descriptions given I believe the first shots are of the male and the one on the wall is a female since it is smaller. Pretty cool, huh?