The Editor of San Diego Jewish World, Donald H. Harrison, recently published a photo essay named "The birds of Santee Lakes have much to teach us," at his website. It features many great photos of birds local to the lakes and musings on how well the water fowl get along together.
Here's a piece of the essay that gives the gist of it:
"There’s a lesson to be learned from the water fowl that live, and visit, the Santee Lakes. They all seem to get along pretty well despite their obvious differences. We humans may have our racists, but in the world of water fowl, there don’t appear to be any species-ists."
The photos attached to this post were taken by Chris Stone and Cynthia Robertson