Red-breasted Merganser spend their winter on both coasts of North America. There were quite a few of them a week ago swimming and diving in the Barnegat inlet. The male duck can be very striking, and even funny looking with its Mohawk head feathers.
However, the female ducks are very pretty, with their super model looks and colors.
While they are considered large ducks, they look small when swimming by a seagull.