One of the smaller ‘dabbling’ ducks (feed on grasses in the water). With the exception of parts of the West Coast these ducks are everywhere we have marshes and swamps.
Personally I have bad luck photographing them. Typically I see them end of day when glare is on the swamp waters.
Salt water must not bother these ducks since I spot them along the inlets also.
This fall/winter I have gotten more decent images than the last several years combined. Not sure what that means but I’ll take it.