The two ducks glided out of the open lake water into the narrow channel of water that feeds the lake. The water is changing from the open lake blue to the channel of water gold. The duck in front was the smaller one with a lighter colored head and eyes a lighter color. Duck in rear is larger, deeper red on its head and darker eyes. They are both adult males in breeding colors. This was my first time to see redhead ducks and I was thrilled.
Male Redhead duck (Aythya americana)