These ducks are amazing! I looked up these ducks and they are the common Merganser wild duck also called the Goosander. they are larger ducks of lakes and rivers, and they prefer the fresh water. They are common to North America, Europe and Asia.
I love to watch them ducking in and out of the water getting food.They eat fish and nest in holes in trees. Which makes perfect sense there are a lot of trees in this area.
These Common Merganser wild ducks like to swim up the side of the river, and then they float down. sometimes with little ducklings following. it’s adorable. In the Trinity river, we mostly see these wild ducks in the winter.