Unknown kind of diving duck.

Anybody know what this is?
where do you live? Then I could look up what ducks are in your area.
posted February 7th, 2017  
Odd looking head -- well spotted.
posted February 7th, 2017  
@prettyflower state of MA in USA
posted February 7th, 2017  
@taffy I've never seen anything like it. It seems like a cross between an eider and a scaup.
posted February 7th, 2017  
@sailingmusic I'm impressed that you knew eider and scaup.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Nice capture. I have seen this type of bird before, but I do not know what it is.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Myrna, with the all dark bill, I strongly believe it is a male Common Goldeneye in eclipse plumage. I asked some of my Colorado Birders and this is what seems to be the belief of what the duck is. I hope this helps :D
posted February 8th, 2017  
Is that a surf scooter like in my shot. http://365project.org/joansmor/365/2017-02-02
posted February 8th, 2017  
Great capture
posted February 8th, 2017  
That is quite unusual. May be a new breed.....
posted February 8th, 2017  
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