I haven't done much waterfowl hunting yet, though I hope to change that soon. So I am not much good at identifying them by sight. I took my kids for a joy ride in a raft around a local fishing spot, and found these diving ducks were hanging around. They are a pair, so I figured they must have a nest nearby. Sure enough, I found it and they have eggs. They are diving ducks, and by The Ducks Unlimited waterfowl identification page I would say they most closely resemble the Common Merganser, but the coloration is completely different. Do they deviate much from the normal color of the species? Anyway, my kids are very interested in the duck family now since they got to see the nest and eggs with the hen nearby scolding us. (We keep a respectful distance now - the following pics were taken with a lot of zoom.)
Here's a shot of the hen on her nest:
And the drake who is never far away:
If anyone can help with the ID I'd appreciate it.