It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
— Aesop —
This one has me stumped. I saw it for the first time today at the creek with a mate. After spending two hours looking at pictures of waterfowl in the Piedmont and mountains trying to identify it, I gave up. Any ideas?
Update 10/10/2008: My thanks to mehere001 and Wren who identified the Mystery Guest as a black Muscovy Duck.