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1 hour ago, Scott Hubbard said:

I see.  I should have recognized them.  It there had been a male, I would have.  Thanks.

The females are quite distinctive in their own right, particularly that odd head shape. Shape -- overall and of parts -- is a critical aspect of bird ID.

You might check this out: Mergansers: Identification, ageing, and sexing (cobirds.org)

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