Seen yesterday off the coast of Ventura, CA. I'm not 100% sure the top two pictures on the right are the same bird as the other 3. It's face looks a little different. Based on those two, i'm thinking brown. But i'm not sure about the dark black stripe at the base of the bill in the other 3 pictures.
Hello, please help me ID these two ducks, which were seen in July 2017 at a small high altitude lake in the Olympic mountains, WA. The three pics on the left are one duck and the three pics on the right are another duck. They were close together and there were no other ducks in the area. I think the shape looks right for a goldeneye, but the colors... not so much.