I had full intentions of going a completely different way but plans change. I was out on the lake yesterday and had to ask, "What is That?". There was a duck on the shore that I had never seen before. It was a female Common Merganser. It jump into the water and I was able to get it swimming. I love the head coloring and the orange elongated bill on this duck. Do you like her haircut?
Here is a view of the shore and what caught my eye. There was a Canada Goose and a duck I don't know. It may be a tame variation duck. There were also the American Black Duck which stayed all season.
It was a fast swimmer and I enjoyed following it.
Now I know why it is called an American Black Duck. Look at the head of the male.
See what the others show on my side bar.